The place is actually called Mrs. Frieda’s Home for Children, and it is a government sponsored halfway home for orphans and children that’ve been removed from bad home environments. So why’s it got a reputation so bad that it’s called on the streets “Mrs. Frieda’s Halfway Home for Terrible Freakish Children?”
Because it’s usually your own damn fault if you wind up in here. Everyone in this home has a secret. A past. A thing they’ve done or experienced that leaves a stain of guilt on their sleeve that they try so desperately to hide. And the bulk of them? Well, that’s the whole reason they’re here, and that’s why no one ever adopts them. What self respecting couple wants to adopt a kid they’ve heard was abandoned by their parents for electrocuting to death not one, not two, but three of the family’s housepets? Yeah, you guessed it: no one.
That’s not to say that everything is so bad. Or that everyone is so bad, for that matter. Some of these kids just can’t help it. They did their bad thing when they were much younger, but all the adults in this town just can’t see how well they’ve matured over the years. No amount of cutesy talk and good grades removes “burning your daddy’s tool shed” from your record.
Some kids are open about the things that brought them in here, some are not. Most are fairly happy go lucky and some were brought here because they were just that bad, and they haven’t exactly stopped being that bad. Heck, maybe you’re not even so bad. Maybe you’re just here by coincidence alone! Well kid, sorry to say it, but the luck of the draw isn’t on your side; no matter how innocent or how guilty you may be, you’ve wound up in Mrs. Frieda’s Halfway Home for Terrible Freakish Children.
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A three terrible stories, with no elevators to speak of, the halfway home is essentially two parts cramped living space and one part play room. On the first floor, you’ve got all your play rooms. This is where most of the kids spend their days. There’s the main room, a huge space with all these toys (for the wee tots), some exercise equipment that’s been fenced off for older kids, and a few televisions and video game system. All video games and movies are PG rated, mind you!
Connected to the main room is a study full of huge, spiraling bookshelves, all filled with texts that haven’t been read for decades and on the other side, a few bathrooms: two boys rooms and two girls rooms.
Oh, there’s also a kitchen, but that’s locked and only Mrs. Frieda has the keys for it.
The second and third floor is devoted to all the kids’ rooms. The second floor is for cripples and young’uns. The third floor is for everyone else. Believe it or not, the third floor is pretty much packed. Kids’ rooms are ever changing and filled to the brim, particularly because each floor has maybe seven or eight rooms a pop, and there are quite a few kids to fit in them. The rooms are about the size of the average college dormitory, which would be fine if they weren’t holding about three or four prepubescent (and worse, pubescent) children per room. There’s not really much room available after dressers and bunk beds, and God help you poor bastards if someone gets sick.
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