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

John had always been fascinated by the idea of magic. As a child, he would often spend hours in his room pretending to be a wizard, casting spells and casting spells until his mother would catch him and make him clean his room.

As an adult, John continued to be fascinated by magic. He read about it, watched movies and TV shows about it, and dreamed of being a part of the magical world.

One day, John was out walking and he stumbled upon a portal. He had never seen anything like it before, so he walked through.

John found himself in a strange and magical place. There were castles, forests, and otherworldly creatures all around him. John was so excited to explore this new world that he ran towards the nearest castle.

As he got closer, John realized that the castle wasn’t real. It was just a figment of his imagination. John was so disappointed that he began to cry.

John woke up from his dream and realized that he was still in reality. He was disappointed that he hadn’t been able to visit the magical world, but at least he knew that it existed.