Tales From the Drake House Outhouse by Joe Novara
Approx. 20,250 words.
Published on January 3, 2010.
Based on a real pioneer homestead in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this story has two 12-year olds working back in time with each ‘find’ they dig up from an historian’s dream: a 180-year old outhouse. Zach uses his imagination to create a movie script about the Drake family. Maddy objects to Zach’s notion that, “all stories are true and some of them actually happened.”