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

Matthew had always been intrigued by the stories of magic and strange portals. He had never been able to find the courage to explore them himself, but he always hoped to one day. One sunny day, Matthew discovered a strange map on the internet that led to a portal in the woods. He quickly packed his belongings and headed out, excitement and fear coursing through his veins. As he reached the edge of the woods, he saw the portal shimmering before his eyes. He hesitated for a moment, but then he stepped through.

Matthew found himself in a strange world, full of strange creatures and magical sights. He explored for hours, never tiring of the sights and sounds of the world. He even found a secret cave that led to a magical treasury. With each new discovery, Matthew felt more confident that this was the adventure of a lifetime.

Finally, Matthew returned to his own world, filled with new memories and dreams of exploring more magical places. He knew he would never forget the experience he had found in the woods.