Category Archives: Buber’s Basque Story

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 163

“This is it,” said Maite as she looked over at Kepa. They had left the city early in the morning, driving back to Bizkaia, to Mallabia, where Ainhoa lived with her parents, Martin Goikoetxea and Marta Zabala, who resided in apartment C on the 4th floor. “You ready?” Kepa gave a slight nod as Maite […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 162

“We should go,” said Kepa, breaking Maite’s somber reverie. “The last boat will be leaving soon.” Maite nodded and, taking Kepa’s hand, walked down the path back toward the dock.  “What was it like?” she asked. “What was what like?” “Being dead.” “I died before…” began Kepa. “Bai,” Maite cut him off. “But last time, […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 160

“What the hell?” hissed Maite.  “Yeah, dude,” added Kepa. “What the hell?” Maite just shook her head. “Whenever you want a break, that’s fine. You can leave us here, leave the plot hanging. But we barely get five words before you throw us back into the fire. How is that fair?” Kepa shrugged. “He has […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 159

Maite slowly pulled herself toward the door, her fingers clawing at the dirt underneath her. While she couldn’t feel any pain, she could still feel the weight of her mangled leg dragging behind her. It felt like forever bfeore she finally reached the door, a larger iron ring tauntingly out of reach. She couldn’t prop […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 158

Maite opened her eyes to nothingness. She was laying on her stomach, sprawled on what felt like a dirt floor; she could taste the dust on her lips. But there was no light, not even a faint glimmer. She lay still, her head resting against the floor, moving only her eyes to scan her surroundings, […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 157

There was a momentary lull in the musket fire as the soldiers reloaded their rifles. Maite took the opportunity to charge the soldiers, lightning flowing down her arms and crackling on her finger tips. Her hair, charged with electricity, stood on end, sparks bursting from the end of each strand. She screamed like a banshee […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 156

Musket balls exploded as they hit the electrical aura surrounding Maite, but she could feel each of the shots as they hit, like if she were wearing a bulletproof vest, she imagined. One exploded in front of her throat, causing her to gasp and momentarily lose her concentration. The next one hit her shoulder and […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 155

Maite looked up and around the structure of the fort standing in front of her. It was mostly built from stone, with the massive door made of wood. There wasn’t anything to really conduct electricity, to let her use her powers to attack the structure. She started circling the fort, looking for any weakness, any […]

The Adventures of Maite and Kepa: Part 154

Maite turned back to the bay. The large ships sat quite, rocking almost peacefully, belying the threat they posed for the city and the inhabitants. Maite shook her head. She was sick of the death and destruction that seemed to follow her at every turn, that seemed to be at the heart of every bubble […]