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

Harry had always been fascinated by magic. It was something about the mystery that drew him in. So when he stumbled upon a portal one day, he knew he had to explore it.

As he walked through the portal, Harry felt the heat of the sun on his skin. He turned around to see that he had landed in a desert. The colours were so vibrant that it hurt Harry’s eyes.

As he walked further into the desert, he saw a mirage of a city. Harry walked towards it, but as he got closer, he realised that the city was made out of sand.

Harry was about to give up when he saw a small girl standing in the middle of the city. She was crying and had no food or shelter.

Harry felt a sense of guilt wash over him. He knew he didn’t have any right to enter the city, but he couldn’t just leave the girl there.

So, Harry walked into the city, and started to build a shelter for the girl. He was determined to make things right for her.