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

Doug was just about to retire, but he had one last mystery to solve. It had been bugging him for years and finally he had the chance to find out what it was. Doug found a magical portal in his garden, and when he touched it, he was pulled through.

He found himself in an amazing place. There were fountains and flowers and people everywhere. He felt like he had been transported to a dream. He walked for hours, not knowing where he was going. Suddenly, he saw a building in the distance. It looked like a palace, and he knew he had found his answer.

He headed towards the palace, and as he got closer, he could see that it was made of glass. He went inside and saw a beautiful woman sitting on the throne. She looked at him and said, “You’ve come to see me, haven’t you?”

Doug nodded and said, “Yes, I have.”