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

It was early in the morning when John stumbled across the portal. He had been walking for hours, lost in thought. Suddenly, he saw a bright light and was drawn to it. He approached cautiously and peered through the doorway. Inside, he saw a room full of spinning disks. He stepped through and was transported to an unknown world.

John was awestruck by the sights and sounds of the new world. He walked for hours, looking at the different creatures and discoveries. He came across a large building with a gaping hole in the middle. He climbed inside and found himself in a strange hallway. He turned a corner and saw a beautiful princess throne. He walked up to it and sat down.

The princess was startled by John’s sudden appearance. She asked him what he was doing there, but he didn’t answer. Suddenly, the door behind her burst open and her evil uncle appeared. He looked angry and grabbed the princess by the arm. The princess cried out for John to help her, but he was frozen in place. The uncle dragged her away and John was left alone in the throne room.

John sat on the throne for a few minutes, thinking about the princess and the weird way he had been transported there. He got up and exited the building, heading back towards his home. As he walked through the portal, he wondered if he had just found a new way to travel.