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

It was a bright, sunny day and the man was walking through the park when he came across a strange looking rock. Curious, he picked it up and noticed a small opening hidden within it. Curiosity getting the better of him, he tentatively poked his head inside and found himself in a strange, mystical place.

The man was overcome with a sense of awe as he looked around at the beautiful scenery. He saw a beautiful castle in the distance, and beyond that a vast, exotic landscape. There were towering mountains and shimmering oceans, and everywhere he looked he saw magic.

Suddenly, he heard a storyteller’s voice calling his name. Turning around, he saw astride a magnificent white horse a beautiful woman. She beckoned him to follow her, and before he knew it he was riding along the edge of a waterfall into the river below.

As he floated downstream, the man saw a group of Vikings rowing a longship towards him. As they drew closer, he saw that they were armed to the teeth and wearing savage looking masks. But before they could attack, the woman intervened and commanded them to stop.

Suddenly, the man’s vision began to fade and he found himself lying on his bed, awake and reality returning. He knew that the dream had been just that – a dream – but it had been an incredibly adventure filled one nonetheless.