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

Rick had been working in construction for ten years when he stumbled across a strange portal. He stepped through and found himself in a world unlike any he had ever seen before. The sky was a deep blue, the sun shone bright, and the trees were tall and green. Rick couldn’t believe his eyes. He had never seen anything like it before.

He walked for hours, exploring the strange world around him. He found a river that flowed through the center of the forest, and he decided to take a swim. As he strip down and jumped into the cool water, he heard a loud thumping noise. He looked up to see a giant, green, flying creature flying overhead. Rick was so surprised, he jumped out of the water and started to run away.

As Rick ran through the trees, he began to feel a bit frightened. He didn’t know what to make of the flying creature or the strange world he had found himself in. Suddenly, he tripped and fell down a short embankment. He could hear the creature flying closer and closer to him, but he was too afraid to look back. Just as the giant green monster was about to eat him, Rick disappeared into thin air.

Rick never returned to the construction site or the life he knew before. He spent the rest of his days exploring the magical world he had discovered. He continued to swim in the river, fly over the forest, and marvel at the beauty of the world around him. He never forgot the giant flying creature that saved his life, and he always thanked it for its kindness.