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

It was a typical day, John’s usual routine consisting of going to work, coming home, and doing the same thing all over again. However, on this particular day, something caught his attention and compelled him to investigate. He found a strange hole in the ground, and when he stepped inside he was met with a bright light. When he emerged, he found himself in a strange, new world.

The first thing he noticed was the beautiful scenery. He was standing in a meadow filled with flowers and butterflies, and in the distance he could see a waterfall cascading down a cliff. The second thing he noticed was the people. They were all wearing colorful clothing and seemed to be having a great time.

John decided to explore the new world a little more, and soon he found himself in a forest. There he met a friendly lady who told him her name was Alice. Alice showed John how to use the magical portal to travel to different parts of the world, and soon John had a whole new set of adventures to explore.