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

Francis had always been an interested person, and never hesitated to explore new things. So when he found the portal one day, he knew he had to investigate. Entering through it was like stepping into another world, one with a beautiful landscape and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

As he walked through the portal, Francis could feel something different stirring in him. It was as if the magic of the place was rubbing off on him, infusing his very being with its power. He couldn’t help but feel excited by this newfound discovery.

He continued to explore the portal, finding new and exciting places each time he entered. Finally, he decided it was time to come back home. However, as he approached the portal, he realized that it had disappeared.

He was momentarily lost, but then he remembered that the portal could take him to different places. Following its guidance, he found himself back in the same place where he’d found the portal – the entrance to a new world.

Now that he’d experienced this wondrous place for himself, Francis couldn’t imagine living without it. It was as if the portal had brought him some kind of happiness he had been missing all his life.