alejandro ahumada's tales and stories

Alejandro Ahumada

Biography

Alejandro has navigated his life between changes and constancies, embarking on a journey from the hills of Valparaíso, Chile, to the green valleys of Cantabria, Spain. His life, marked by resilience and wonder, unfolds along a path from political asylum to discovery, always balancing adventure with reflection.

Due to the political persecution of the Pinochet dictatorship, his mother was forced to go into exile with him when he was only thirteen. Seeking refuge in the United Kingdom, they found the promise of a new beginning, first in Scotland and then in Nottingham, England.

Each place on his journey — from Falkirk in Scotland, passing through Nottingham, a period in Madrid, then arriving in Dublin, followed by Bois d’Arcy in France and Getxo in the Basque Country — has woven his story. Settled in Cantabria with his wife and his cat, Déjà Vu. Fatherhood has enriched his journey, with two children who perpetuate his vision of life. In his career as a computer engineer, Alejandro has forged a mind that balances logic with creativity, applying these skills to all areas of his life.

As a citizen of this planet, Alejandro understands ecology not only as a passion but as a cornerstone of his political values, a vision that permeates his way of interacting with the world, both in observation and in action.

Being an avid reader of science fiction and fantasy, inspired by the minds of Neil Gaiman, Isabel Allende, Terry Pratchett, and Ursula Le Guin, Alejandro’s life is a canvas where reality merges with the magical, a vibrant testimony that life, in its purest essence, transcends mere existence to touch the extraordinary. His experiences, a tapestry of cultures, knowledge, and dreams, manifest a personal magical realism, where every experience, every place, and every encounter reveals the hidden magic in the everyday.

Titles

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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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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