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

He had always been interested in the world beyond, and had spent hours reading about all the different places and people who lived there. But until now, he had never found the courage to go explore.

One day, while he was out for a walk, he came across a strange looking stump in the middle of the road. He wasn’t sure what it was, but he knew it was important, so he approached it cautiously.

As he got closer, he could see that the stump was, in fact, a portal! He could see beyond it to a beautiful world filled with luscious trees and sparkling rivers.

He knew he had to go through it, and so, with a smile on his face, he stepped through the portal.