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

Gary was never a big fan of science fiction, but he had to admit that he was curious about the mysterious portal that had been discovered near his home. He decided to go out and investigate it on a sunny day. As he got closer, he began to see swirling colors and strange symbols. He was about to turn back when he heard a voice calling his name.

It was his old neighbor, who had been dead for years. Gary was surprised, but he continued walking. As he got closer to the portal, it began to open and he found himself inside. He saw a beautiful landscape of mountains and rivers, and he suddenly felt a sense of warmth. Then he heard the voice again.

“Welcome, Gary. I am the god of this place. I will show you your destiny.”