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

John hadn’t been dreaming for weeks, and he was starting to get a little worried. In his dreams, he always found himself in some sort of fantastical realm, where he could do things he never thought possible. But one day, something different happened. He found himself in an unfamiliar place, with no idea how he got there. He was about to panic when he noticed a strange portal nearby. Curiosity got the better of him, and he stepped through.

As soon as he crossed the threshold, he felt a intense energy coursing through him. He didn’t know what was happening, but he knew he had to find out more. He walked through the portal again and again, exploring every corner of the realm. Soon, he realized he could manipulate the energy just like he could in his dreams. He was astonished at his newfound power and decided to stay in the realm forever.