Creating Fiction from history: 1/12/2022
January 12, 2022
The year was 1918. The Armistice had just been signed and it was Frannie's birthday, her 18th, to be exact.
Frannie, or more correctly, Francoise de Bordeaux, was born in the relatively small community known as Lemonweir Mills, on November the 11th, in the year 1900.
Being one of the very few French inhabitants of that part of the territory, Frannie was proud of her heritage. Less than 150 years earlier, of course, her ancestors had been rousted from these shores. Her family had been among the first to return, roughly 75 years previous.
Unlike the majority of immigrants, rather than saili...