Category Archives: Buber’s Basque Story

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 104

“That was… different,” said Maite as she returned to the patio. The robe was gone, replaced with a billowing top that left her midriff bare but extended to her wrists. It was complemented by what she could only call pantaloons. She felt somewhat like a pirate. Her hair was pulled up into a tight bun […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 103

Maite awoke to find herself encapsulated in some kind of pod. It stood upright, though at a slight angle. It reminded her of a coffin, though the cover was transparent. For a moment, she panicked, a feeling of suffocation taking over her body. As she was about to hit the cover with her fists when […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 102

“What have we done?” moaned Kepa. “We need to go back and get Maite.” Marina was half pulling, half dragging him through yet another dark tunnel. Kepa didn’t know where the others were, if Marina had simply abandoned them too. All he knew is that his stomach was revolting against him with the thought of […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 101

“What’s going on?” asked Kepa as the robed figures scurried from station to station. “We’re getting ready to evacuate,” replied Marina. “They are getting too close and we can’t afford to be caught, not a single one of us.” “Where will we go?” asked Maite.  “We have several spaces like this scattered in the underground […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 100

100 episodes?!? Who would have thought! I have no idea who might still be reading this, but if you are and you enjoy it at all, I’d love to hear from you! “In this time,” began Olatz/Marina as they walked toward a large monitor screen that was manned by a young woman, “he has called […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 99

“Olatz…?” began Maite. The woman smiled at her. “Marina. I’m in here.” “Marina, then. What is this place?” Marina/Olatz looked out beyond where Maite and Kepa were sitting at the array of people working at their various desks and stations. She sighed. “It’s the resistance.” “Resistance?” asked Kepa. “Against what? It seems so perfect out […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 98

The ladder led down into a subterranean room that, while seemingly ancient, was filled with technology that Maite could never have imagined. The walls were brick, their edges work with age. Bits of mortar flaked off. Maite wondered if the walls could actually support all of the massive infrastructure she had seen above them. The […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 97

Maite gave a panicked glance at Kepa. “What now?” Kepa shrugged, as he looked back up at the woman floating above them. “Ez dakit! I don’t know!” “Hemen!” They heard a voice whisper from one of the buildings next to them. A door had opened seemingly from nowhere. “Here! Hurry!” Kepa nodded as he and […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 96

Maite and Kepa approached one of the flying egg things. As they got closer, it grew, seemingly sensing that there were two of them. “Everything here seems to have its own brain,” said Kepa. “Everything seems almost alive.” Maite nodded. “I guess, if they’ve perfected artificial intelligence, everything might.” “At least the robots haven’t taken […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 95

The plaza was surrounded by massive buildings that reached up into the sky. Each was covered with plant life, some with green vines, others with flowering plants. Some had terraces that jutted out at odd angles with trees growing out of them while on others the plants cascaded down their sides like a waterfall.  Benches, […]