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

Hank had always been a skeptic. He was raised in a family of scientists and engineers, and had been taught to question everything. That’s why it was so surprising when, one day, he discovered a portal that led to a world of magic.

He was excited at first, but as he explored the strange and wondrous world beyond the portal, he began to doubt his own senses. After all, how could a simple portal create such a different and fantastical world?

But as he stared into the crystal clear waters of the river that ran through the portal, something inside him changed. He realized that the magic he had seen was real, and that sometimes the simplest things can be the most amazing.

Now Hank visits the magical world every day, soaking in the sights and sounds of a world that has forever left his own behind.