Alejandro's Stories

Inspiring Short Stories for Soul and Mind

All the stories published before March 2024 are available in the book "Whispers of Wisdom: Narratives of Discovery and Wonder". Available in paperback and on Amazon Kindle.

Comments

Ximena

- Museums -

Very entertaining, I really like it when you transition from one era to another without losing the thread of the story.

Patricia

- Museums -

I loved your story, it brought back many memories of my grandad, and it made me feel nostalgic! It also made me laugh a lot with his inventions! A massive hug.

DP

- Museums -

A very well-told and interesting story. I absolutely loved it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Eva Leyton

- Memento -
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Dolores has described a feeling that many of us perceive, which is that we belong especially to water, nature, and the universe.

I loved this story.

Julia

- Ethereals -

Read in one go, getting better every time. It felt like you've lived those experiences, and I love the Chilean vocabulary.

Thank you.

July

- Ethereals -

I loved it and was moved by your story. For me, it's real. You felt and saw what your inner self was guiding you to.

Julia

- The Stone Giant -

I liked it. Positive dystopia.

Diego

- Macroconcert -

I loved your story!!! I didn't know you had met Suede!!!

Ximena

- Macroconcert -

Very entertaining, I couldn't stop reading until the end!!!! I really enjoyed the experience.

Dolores

- Macroconcert -

An adventure that not many people get to experience. I really liked it.

Iratxe

- Macroconcert -

Thank you for sharing your experience. Often we wonder how much work goes on in those moments when others are losing their sanity.

Ximena

- Ogres and Demons -

How sweet, I was moved to tears by the end...

Loreto

- Return -

A very entertaining and easy-to-read story. Congratulations!

Lorenzo

- Return -

Beautiful tale of a story filled with courage, resilience, and hope.

Miguel

- Return -

Emotion, memories, experiences. Thank you, as my dear compatriot friend Ximena says, it gives us the energy to keep fighting. Very true.

Life itself.

Ximena

- Return -

It has moved me and brought back past memories. I really liked the ending. It's a story that gives energy to keep fighting. Thank you, Alejandro.!!!!

Pam GoR

- Return -

Thank you for sharing that part of your life that is as interesting as it is difficult.

Solabria S. Coop

- The Stone Giant -

It overflows with imagination and creativity, as well as raising awareness about climate change and renewable energy.
Thank you for the mention.

María

- The Stone Giant -

I loved it!! What imagination!!! And hopefully someday it will become a reality!!!

José Luis

- The Stone Giant -

I take this opportunity to tell you that I follow your stories because they express values/emotions/creativity that deserve applause. 👏

Loreto

- Panther -

Wow, a story that hooks you in and makes you want to know more.
Thank you for creating a small tribute to those guardian beings whose mission is to protect their family.
I loved it!

Dolores

- Panther -

The story was very good. I really liked the idea of the guardian cats.

👏👏👏🐈🐱

Dina

- Panther -

I got goosebumps reading your story!!

You write so well and it's very entertaining.

And my imagination is right there, present...

Sonia

- The Other Side -

Surprising, intriguing, captivating. Any similarity to reality?

In any case, I found it a very creative story in bringing a metaphysical backdrop into the pilgrim reality. The eternal human search. Is the answer simply there, hidden behind the veil of forgetfulness?

I liked it.

Thank you for sharing, Alejandro.

Marta

- Father Christmas -

Hello. I really enjoyed the story, but I don't think science claims that love doesn't exist because it can't be proven. It's a neurological process, and I suppose each feeling must be located in a part of the brain.
Having made that comment, I really liked the story, and I'm going to keep reading more.
Best regards.

Fermín

- The True Names of the Three Wise Men and the Star of Bethlehem -

I heard this story in Alejandro’s virtual English lessons and I really enjoyed it. I’ve never heard it before. I would like to research about it when I have time.
Thank you for sharing it.

Ximena

- The Other Side -

Your story made me travel among the stars!!! And to confirm that soulmates do find each other... Congratulations!!! Very good!!!!

Inelia

- Al Otro Lado -

Awww super sweet 🙂 jeez, the airplane nightmare, man. I remember every detail as you had that one for so many years. One way to make sure you don’t forget, huh.

Eli

- And the Mountains Danced -

A beautiful tale described through the eyes of a child. Gorgeous, my congratulations for continuing to surprise. Kisses xxx!

Julio Berríos

- And the Mountains Danced -

It reminded me of my first earthquake, in 1971, in Saladillo, on the top floor, the fourth, of our building; watching with my parents and my sister from the living room window, towards the hill in front (the mountain of steeply cut stone), and how the stones fell from that hill and the largest ones reached the river.

Giovanna

- And the Mountains Danced -

I loved it!!!! I adored it!!!! ... it immediately transported me to my childhood and without a doubt to that wonderful and majestic place ... that witnessed the adventures experienced by all of us ...
Thank you so much!!!!

Inelia

- And the Mountains Danced -

Thank you so much for this amazing birthday present bro! I love it.

Angelica Roa

- And the Mountains Danced -

How beautiful!! I loved it and it completely transported me, I could dance with the mountains 🤩

Art

- And the Mountains Danced -

It was magical and took me back to my childhood. The story was very beautiful and full of life. The truth is, it moved me and brought back wonderful memories stored inside of me.

Ximena

- And the Mountains Danced -

I loved it!!! It's a reality of little kids, with their imagination and very real language. Congratulations!!!!!

Flor Avila

- And the Mountains Danced -

I really liked it because it shows how children see day-to-day life with their beautiful imagination.
Congratulations!!!!👏👏👏

Sango

- Tomorrow’s self -

I loved it. For its vision of the future, for its emotion, and above all, for how real it seems. I want more!!!

Hugs.

Pablo Tomoe

- Old Forest -

Very nice story. Regards.

Nuria

- Old Forest -

 

Tom Bombadil 😂💚

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Alicia

- Tomorrow’s self -

Hello Alejandro.
Thank you for providing this very original story. A surprising future.
I love the design of the piggy bank.
A kiss.

Blanca

- Old Forest -

Yesterday, I read your "Old Forest."
I liked it soooo much.

(WhatsApp message)

Loreto

- Old Forest -

I love this story.
I hope that in the near future, children will once again have the connection and respect that humanity had with Mother Earth a long time ago.
A tender story with touches of humor.
Thank you for writing it.

Emma

- The village elder -

Facebook Message:

"I really like your stories; they are all so descriptive of the places and the moment that I can experience each one of them firsthand, as if I were in Chile, Argentina, Scotland, or England. But the one that touched me the most, the one that impressed me, was 'the old man from the village.' It's a story not to forget, to spread, to help all of us in these times find a way out of this crisis of the planet and health, in Nature, in the wisdom of ancestral cultures. Beautiful!"

Fernando

- Sheila -

I liked it a lot; one would think it's pure fantasy...

María

- Sheila -

You made me be in your shoes and Sheila's, I laughed, I got scared, I was surprised, I cried...

A beautiful and unforgettable story.

Javi

- Skies of the Past -

Facebook Message:

"Alright, I've read the story, Alejandro. I liked it, and the story of your journey through different countries in search of freedom is very moving. Hugs."

Ximena

- Skies of the Past -

You've taken me on a journey through time; I felt the anguish of falling and burning and the peace and joy of a welcoming country... Congratulations!!!

Alison

- My earliest memories -

"What a wonderful story! And those wise words from your sister. Perhaps if we paid a bit more attention to the perceptions of young children, we could rediscover how to appreciate the world in a more innocent and inspiring way."

Lisbeth

- My earliest memories -

All your stories are precious because they are true, they come from the depths of your being. A pleasure to keep reading you, my friend.

Loreto

"I cried with 'Something I Regret,' and one of my favorites is: 'A couple in a car dressed for a wedding.' The only drawback I find is that they are very short; I want to keep reading!!

Facebook Message

Alberto

Tigre: a boy and his dog who are much more than their circumstances.
A true story . . .

Twitter Message.

Marta

- My earliest memories -

Haha, very original and fun. It's great!

Facebook Message.

Lisbeth

-  Tigre  -

A beautiful story, heroic and sad at the same time, it immerses you fully in the tale.

Congratulations, Alejandro.

Pepín

-  The village elder  -

What a story. Sad and beautiful.

Mensaje de Facebook.

Eva

-  The village elder  -

Today marks 46 years since Pinochet's coup, and among all the morbid articles I've read, Alejandro Ahumada's story is the only one that feels like a sincere tribute to the victims. I hope everyone reads it.

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Ana

-  Tigre  -

What a beautiful dedication to them, those who are closest to our hearts and love and care for us like no one else, our dogs.

Dolores

-  The Bread Tree  -

I really like this story very much.

Eugenia

-  My earliest memories  -

What a lovely story, it was like being there, in our three-step houses... Thank you for sharing it.

Facebook Message.

Ana

- Something I Regret -

Emotional and moving, touching the soul with the feeling of guardianship and care that mothers and fathers have.

Ximena

-  The Bread Tree  -

How beautiful! You had my full attention the whole time, flying with One of Three!!!

Dolores

-  The village elder  -

A story that is worth reading by my colleague and friend Alejandro Ahumada.

Facebook Message.

Marta

-  The village elder  -

Strength and tenderness, that's how revolutions should be, even the inner ones.
I loved it, Alejandro.

Facebook Message.

Flor

-  My earliest memories  -

What beautiful memories.

Pepín

-  Tigre  -

Amazing. Beautiful. I'll let my son read this.

Facebook Message.

Paula

-  The village elder  -

It moves and amazes me, the story itself: the little piece of life we hold onto when there's no hope and the power of nature. And I love how it's told.

María del Carmen

-  The village elder  -

I want to focus on the positive part of the story.

Loren

-  The village elder  -

What a beautiful story. We can have hope. There are always good people.

WhatsApp Message.

Santi Hdez

-  The village elder  -

Wow...!!!
You leave me speechless.

Anónimo

-  The village elder  -

Extraordinary things happen in life.

Toño

-  The village elder  -

Very good, Alejandro... I imagine that we all feel like 'the old man from the village' at some point, and I also believe that we should all be the 'drop' that helps it bloom again.

Kika

-  The village elder  -

Stunning, Alejandro! Congratulations on this story filled with TRUTH AND HOPE. Hugs.

Leti

-  The village elder  -

It's a heartwarming, beautiful story.

WhatsApp Message.

zAx

-  Tigre  -

Beautiful, a touching story. Humans and dogs have shared a very special bond for many centuries. The circumstances in Chile during that time forced you to separate. Hopefully, no child ever has to be separated from their dog again due to war.

Tales and stories to entertain the soul, the imagination, and the mind.

Alejandro's Stories: Tales that nourish the soul, ignite the imagination, and challenge the mind. Immerse yourself in a unique literary journey. Each story has something different, magical, or special.

Megaconcert

Megaconcert

In this tale, a man navigating life’s uncertainties becomes a shuttle driver at a major music festival. He embarks on nocturnal adventures, transporting artists through a world that feels both surreal and grounded. Encounters with musicians, whose fame is as unfamiliar to him as the landscape, weave a narrative of unexpected connections and moments of discovery, revealing that within the ordinary lies the magic of the extraordinary.

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Ogres and demons

Ogres and demons

In “Ogres and Demons,” we plunge into a fantastical world brimming with mystery and adventure. The story trails Reina and Peter, two youths in a perilous and uncharted realm, where ogres and demons lurk. As they navigate their world and confront challenges, they uncover startling truths and learn about courage and growth. This tale, woven with a blend of imagination and emotion, captures the essence of youthful adventure and personal discovery.

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Return

Return

Return – This story is the second part of “The Old Man of the Village.” It is a moving tale that continues the story of Pádraig, based on the life of Paddy Ahumada Gallardo. We delve into Pádraig’s struggle and resistance during the dictatorship in Chile, facing challenges and dangers. Through his experiences, including underground activities and political persecution, the story reflects the reality of those who, despite fear, strive to change the world. This narrative not only recounts the critical events in Chile’s history but also celebrates the spirit of resistance and courage of its people.

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The Stone Giant

The Stone Giant

“The Stone Giant” narrates the story of Greta, a young girl who stumbles upon a solar and wind energy generator in the shape of a colossal tree on a hill. This device, referred to as G888, has the ability to communicate and exhibits an unusually high level of consciousness. Intrigued and curious, Greta forms a bond with G888, only to discover that it is far more than a mere generator. The tale delves into themes of technology, artificial intelligence, and the interaction between humans and machines, providing a narrative rich in emotion and discoveries.

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Panther

Panther

“Panther” is a tale that weaves the enchanting life of a street cat, aptly named Panther, and his extraordinary bond with the narrator. Set against the backdrop of a quaint hamlet in Cantabria, Panther, a sleek black cat, emerges as an integral figure in the narrator’s life. As the story unfurls, Panther embarks on a journey brimming with enigmatic challenges and mystical encounters, including brushes with creatures of legend and his valiant quest for survival. This narrative, rich in emotional depth and replete with twists of fate, delves into the mystical nexus connecting humans, animals, and the realms of the uncharted.

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Father Christmas

Father Christmas

In this touching story by Alejandro Ahumada, the figure of Father Christmas is explored from a nostalgic and reflective perspective. The author recounts his childhood memories, weaving together doubts about the existence of Father Christmas with deeper thoughts on the nature of faith, hope, and love. Throughout the story, the line between reality and fantasy is questioned, and how both aspects coexist in our understanding of the world. An emotional journey that takes us beyond the simple figure of a Christmas character, inviting readers to reflect on the great themes of life.

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Mushroom Hunters

Mushroom Hunters

Neil Gaiman’s ‘Mushroom Hunters’ illuminates the significant role of women in early science, particularly in the careful study and gathering of mushrooms. It portrays women as observant, strategic thinkers who contributed to survival and knowledge through their detailed understanding of the natural world. This poetic narrative underscores the importance of women’s contributions to science from ancient times, showcasing their skill in identifying edible and medicinal plants, and their intuitive understanding of the environment.

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Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil

Embark on ‘Beyond the Veil’, a mesmerizing story that follows a pilot on his supernatural journey after meeting his fate during WWII. Through dreamlike worlds and mystical encounters, this tale takes you on a spiritual odyssey, where souls and destinies intersect in mysterious ways.

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And the mountains danced.

And the mountains danced.

“And the Mountains Danced” is a captivating narrative that follows the adventures of Roberto and Cecilia through the Andes Mountains. This fan-fiction story, inspired by Inelia Benz’s “The Return”, weaves elements of the fantastical with the reality of a young brother and sister exploring the majestic Andes. From learning about tectonic plates and earthquakes to experiencing the awe of condors and the enchantment of a snow-covered landscape, this tale immerses readers in a magical journey through nature, complemented by a blend of wonder and learning

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Tomorrow’s self

Tomorrow’s self

Tomorrow’s Self: Synaptic Journeys & Future Visions’ narrates the story of Alberto’s pioneering research in synaptic science. Inspired by a French university article, Alberto embarks on an ambitious project to explore the synaptic connections in sleep and their relation to future consciousness. The narrative intertwines personal challenges, technological breakthroughs, and the concept of synaptic connections as precursors to future events, unfolding an intriguing tale of scientific discovery.

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Old Forest

Old Forest

‘Old Forest’ narrates the enchanting tale of a young girl named Ana, who embarks on a magical journey into an ancient forest. Guided by a set of mystical instructions from her grandmother, Ana seeks to find her power and reconnect with nature. The story beautifully blends fantasy elements with environmental awareness, as Ana learns to communicate with the forest, understanding its significance and the wisdom it holds.

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Sheila.

Sheila.

The webpage narrates the intriguing story of Sheila, a diminutive yet spirited Angora cat. The tale unfolds her life from a young, playful kitten in Scotland to her adventures in Nottingham, highlighting her intelligence, affection, and playful nature. It captures her unique bond with her human family, her fearless confrontations with dogs, and the profound connection they shared, discerning each other’s essence of life.

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Skies of the past

Skies of the past

“The planet spins, time passes, and with it our lives. But there are lives that, for a reason we cannot comprehend, are connected through time. This is one of them.”
Alejandro.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of the character and their connection with World War II, where vivid memories of aerial battles and an encounter with a Messerschmitt BF 109 aircraft in a museum reveal a possible past life as a young Luftwaffe pilot. This connection has not only influenced their passions, such as motorcycles and speed, but also their beliefs in reincarnation and past lives.

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The Reindeer Mother

The Reindeer Mother

A long time ago, long before Father Christmas flew across our imaginary skies in his sleigh pulled by reindeer, there was another legend from which the idea of Santa Claus’s reindeer was copied. As we know, Santa Claus is now a mix of legends and stories that Coca-Cola unified in the 1930s into the current image of Father Christmas, complete with copyright and all, of course.

The Reindeer Mother is an ancestral legend that symbolises fertility and motherhood in the northern peoples. Venerated for her strength in winter and her antlers, which represent life, the Reindeer Mother has been an important spiritual symbol since the Neolithic period, influencing the culture and traditions of these peoples. Discover more about this fascinating legend and how it has shaped the history and beliefs of the cultures of the north.

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My earliest memories.

My earliest memories.

In this tale of shadows and whispers, we step into the shoes of a child as they navigate the misty realms of their early memories. Faces emerge from the fog, and the mysteries of communication unfold, painting a poignant picture of the innocence of childhood intertwined with a profound quest for understanding and connection.

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The village elder

The village elder

This gripping narrative by Alejandro Ahumada captures the harrowing yet inspiring journey of Pádraig, a Chilean professor, who finds hope and resilience amid the 1973 Chilean military coup’s brutality. A symbol of survival, an elder in a concentration camp, becomes a beacon of hope for the prisoners, including Pádraig.

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Tigre

Tigre

In 1973, against the backdrop of the Chilean military coup, a dog named Tigre becomes the loyal companion of a boy in Villa Berlin on Cerro Placeres in Valparaíso. Together, they face challenges, invent games, and experience heroic adventures. A story of bravery and loyalty in challenging times.

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A couple in a car dressed for a wedding.

A couple in a car dressed for a wedding.

In ‘A couple in a car dressed for a wedding’, Alejandro Ahumada Avila weaves an enthralling tale that begins with a simple wedding night. As the story unfolds, it reveals a dramatic twist where new friends embark on a rescue mission, showcasing their unique abilities. This narrative blends romance, suspense, and a touch of the supernatural, taking the reader on an unexpected journey from a wedding celebration to a heroic adventure.

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The reason behind the stories.

The art of storytelling is something that has accompanied me throughout my life, despite embarking on my journey in the world of computers. My childhood in Chile faded away when I was ten years old, and since then, I've become a citizen of the world, absorbing cultures in Argentina, Scotland, England, Ireland, France, and for over a quarter of a century, in Spain. I always envisioned stories that lived and died within the confines of my mind, until I discovered the pleasure of sharing them.

Narrating these adventures became intertwined with my job of teaching English, where I used Kamishibai to breathe life into tales. Putting them into written words has been a revelation, a way to give them wings to find their paths to you.

It was a Neil Gaiman course on Master Class, a gift from my sister Inelia, also a writer, that propelled me to publish my stories. Among these, you'll find "Something I Regret" and "A Couple in a Car Dressed for a Wedding," fruits of that learning, as well as "Dragon Birth Brother," my English debut, which resonates particularly with young readers due to its reminiscent air of the "Fan Fiction" popular in the 2000s.

I invite everyone to read my stories for a price of £10 per year. Currently, all the tales from before March 2024 are available on Amazon.

Cuentos para el alma , la imaginación y la mente

Alejandro Ahumada

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