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

After years of searching, Jack has finally found the perfect property. It’s secluded and the perfect distance from his old home. He’s all ready to start his new life, but on his final walk through the property, he discovers a strange portal. Curiosity gets the best of him and he steps through.

He’s in a completely different world. There’s a beautiful queen waiting for him, and she’s asking for his help. Her kingdom is being threatened by a powerful monster, and she needs Jack’s help to stop him.

Jack agrees to help, and the queen gives him a special instruction. If he ever falls ill, he needs to drink a potion she gives him and he’ll be transported back to the portal.

With a new adventure ahead of him, Jack jumps through the portal with excitement. He’s sure he’ll be back home soon, but as he drinks the potion, he finds himself in the middle of the monster’s lair. It looks like he’ll have to fight for his kingdom on his own after all.