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

Roy had always been a curious person. He loved to explore and learn new things, no matter how strange they might seem. So when he found a portal in his backyard one day, he was absolutely delighted.

Roy walked through the portal and found himself in a strange, unfamiliar world. He was surrounded by rolling hills and sprawling forests, and the air smelled fresh and new. Roy couldn’t believe his luck. He had found a magical portal, and he was going to explore it all!

Roy walked for hours, exploring every nook and cranny of the strange world. He found a river that shone with a strange light, and he followed it until he came to a large, clear lake. As he was admiring the beautiful scenery, he heard a voice calling his name.

He turned to see a strange creature walking towards him. It was half man, half lion, and it had horns growing out of its head. The creature was smiling at Roy, and it extended a hand to him.

“Welcome to my world,” the creature said. “I’m glad you found my portal. I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun here.”

Roy was a little scared, but he shook the creature’s hand anyway. He was excited to explore this new world even more now.