I hope this story doesn't come across as some way being incestuous. That was never my intention. In fact, I'm not really sure where it came from. Here are some thoughts on its possible origin:

  • I did live in Budapest for three years.
  • At one time, I had visited an old couple/distant relatives living in an apartment that looked a lot like the place I tried to describe in Andromeda and in this story.
  • On another occasion in Budapest, my wife and I were shopping for a bridesmaid dress for my then young daughter. Wife dared me to pick up the sales girl and bring her home for the night. I never knew how serious her proposal was. I hesitated. The moment was gone and that sales girl had disappeared.