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

Rick had always been fascinated by magic. He’s never been able to quite put his finger on it, but there’s something about it that fascinates him. One day, Rick discovered a magical portal that led to an entirely new world. He was ecstatic to find this new place and spent hours exploring its mystical wonders.

Eventually, Rick realized that he was missing his family back home. He decided to venture back through the portal to find them. However, when he got there, he found that the world he had left had changed entirely. His family had moved away and his home had been replaced by a small, rundown house. Relief washed over him as he realized that he had only been away for a brief moment and that he could still return home to his loved ones.