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

Derek had always been fascinated by the existence of portals. He’d heard of them from his friends, and had always wanted to find one himself. One day, while out exploring the forest, Derek stumbled upon a strange portal. As he walked through it, he was transported to an unfamiliar, but strikingly beautiful, world.

He wandered around for a while, enjoying the sights and sounds of the new world. Eventually, Derek found a small clearing with a beautiful, rose-covered castle in the center. He climbed the stairs to the door and entered.

Inside, he found himself in a large, open room with a wall of glass on one side. He walked over and looked out, watching as the outside world continued to move around him. Suddenly, he noticed a figure in the distance.

He assumed it was a person, until he saw the wings. The figure was a beautiful angel, and she was looking straight at him. As he watched, her wings began to glow brightly, and she flew away.

Derek was filled with awe and amazement at what he had seen. He knew he had to find this angel again, and knew he would find a way to return home.