Category Archives: Buber’s Basque Story

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 144

“The British? The Portuguese?” exclaimed Kepa. “What the hell is going on?” Maite heard what almost sounded like a sigh in the back of her head. “Do they teach you nothing at school?” mused Garuna almost dryly. “In 1813, the British and Portuguese besieged the city to expel the French occupiers.” “Dammit!” cried Maite. “What […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 143

Maite and Kepa slowly hiked up to the peak of Santa Klara. They were in no hurry. Neither relished the idea of hurtling into another bubble, another unknown time filled with new dangers. It felt like they had just gotten back from their excursion to future Bilbo and here they were, being asked to enter […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 141

It was a few days later. Maite and Kepa were strolling along La Concha in Donostia. The sun glistened off of the water in the bay, which slowly lapped at the beach. People were spread out everywhere. Kids were splashing in the water while their parents sat back under umbrellas, watching them. More than a […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 140

The next morning, Kepa awoke and turned, watching Maite sleep peacefully next to him. Her dark curls splayed out across her pillow and her lips were slightly parted as she breathed. As he watched her, a wave of happiness overcame him. He felt like the luckiest man alive.  He lay there for a few moments, […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 139

“Koldo,” said Kepa as he took a sip of his patxaran, “that was indeed the best steak I have ever had. Zorionak!” Koldo beamed as the table erupted in applause.  “Mil esker,” he replied. “I’m glad you enjoyed it.” “Shall we head to the plaza, then?” asked Maite.  “I’ve got to clean up, but I […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 138

After Marina/Ainhoa left, Kepa went up to the bar to order some drinks.  “Orain zer?” asked Kepa when he returned, handing a beer to Maite. “What now? What do we do if we can’t trust Marina’s manifestations in the bubbles?” Maite shrugged as she took a sip of her beer. “I’m not sure. I suspect […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 137

“Zer?” exclaimed Maite, her eyes wide. “You are in all bubbles at the same time?” “Bai,” replied Marina. She paused a moment before letting out a large sigh. “Even now, I exist in all of these bubbles, but my mind…” She took a deep breath. “I feared that I might be fracturing, that I might […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 136

Kepa’s phone buzzed almost simultaneously with the chime on Maite’s phone. He picked his up off the table as Maite glanced at hers. “Ainhoa,” they both said, simultaneously. Kepa read Ainhoa’s text. Looking up at Maite, he said “She wants to meet us.” Maite shrugged. “Ok.” Kepa texted that they were in the plaza. Ainhoa […]