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

The sun was setting behind the mountains, casting a warm glow over the small town. Faintly, you could hear the sound of children playing in the park. A gentle breeze rustled through the trees, carrying with it the smell of freshly baked bread.

You walked down the street, admiring the quaint houses. Suddenly, you heard a noise. It sounded like someone was crying. Curiosity getting the better of you, you walked towards the sound.

As you got closer, you could see that there was a woman standing in the driveway, crying. You walked up to her, asking what was wrong. She pointed towards the sky.

You could see a portal opening up, and a green light was shining down. The woman muttered something under her breath, before running towards the portal.

You stood there, bewildered. What could have possibly caused the woman to cry? You didn’t have time to ponder over it though, as a group of kids came running up to you, asking what was happening.

You told them about the portal, and how the woman had run towards it. They were all excited, and wanted to see for themselves.

You watched as they all ran towards the portal, waving goodbye as they went. You felt a sense of magic in the air, and knew that you would never forget the day you discovered the magical portal.