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

John spent the morning cleaning the basement and taking care of the lawn. He wasn’t quite done when he heard a strange popping noise coming from the sky. John looked up and saw a portal opening. He couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw that it was leading to an amazing world full of magic. John stepped through the portal and found himself in a beautiful forest. The trees were so tall that he could barely see the sky. John walked for hours through the forest, admiring the sights and sounds of the magical world. Eventually, he came to a large castle. John walked up to the door and saw that it was open. He went inside and found himself in a large hall. There was a beautiful woman sitting in a chair, surrounded by a bunch of servants. The woman saw John and smiled. John walked over to her and they hugged. The woman introduced herself as Queen Elinor. She explained that she had been waiting for John to arrive. She told John that she had been searching for a man who could bring peace to her kingdom. John was taken aback by the queen’s request, but he agreed to help her. The queen gave John a map of the kingdom and sent him on his way. John was excited to find out what his next adventure would be.