Prompt: Write a short story about a man who discovers a magical portal

Rick had always been fascinated by the idea of magical portals. He had never been able to find one himself, but he had read about them all his life. One day, he found a portal hidden behind a waterfall in the woods. He stepped through and found himself in a strange, new world.

He walked for hours through the magical forests and sparkling rivers. He discovered a beautiful palace hidden deep in the forest, and he decided to stay there for a while. One day, he decided to take a walk outside the palace. He was walking through a beautiful meadow when he saw a crystal lake in the distance. As he got closer, he noticed that the water was turning purple.

He walked into the lake and saw a beautiful magical kingdom beneath the water. The queen was waiting for him on the shores of the lake, and she told him that he had found her kingdom. She said that he could stay there and be her prince if he wanted. Rick decided to stay and be the queen’s prince.