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

He had always been fascinated by the tales of wizards and witches, of mystical portals that could take him to different worlds. So when he was walking home one night, he decided to look for one. He had been walking for hours, and was getting desperate, when he finally found what he was looking for.

The portal was hidden behind a large tree, and he had to go through some difficult obstacles to get to it. But when he finally reached it, he couldn’t believe his eyes. There before him was a beautiful, shimmering world, with lakes and forests and snow-capped mountains.

He stepped through the portal, and was soon lost in its beauty. He spent days exploring the world, and eventually fell in love with it. He decided to stay there, and never return to the mundanity of reality.