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

Howard was a happy man. He had a beautiful wife and two young children. His days were filled with activities that he enjoyed, and his nights were filled with happy dreams. In his driveway, there was a strange portal. Howard had never seen anything like it before. He debated for a while, but eventually curiosity got the better of him and he decided to take a closer look.

When he got near the portal, he felt a strange energy emanating from it. He didn’t know what to expect, but he wasn’t prepared for what he saw next. He was in a strange place, full of strange creatures. Some of them were outright scary, while others were just weird. Howard tried to run away, but he was too afraid. He was trapped in the portal and there was no way out.