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

Jerrod had always been a curious young man, and when he was just out of college, he quit his job and decided to take a road trip around the United States. He wanted to see everything.

The first stop he made was Las Vegas, and he was amazed by the bright lights and the casinos. He thought it was amazing how wealthy people could make so much money just by playing games.

After a few days in Vegas, Jerrod decided to take a drive out to the California Mojave. He had always wanted to see the desert and the mountains. He was surprised to find a magical portal in the middle of the desert.

When he stepped through, he found himself in a different world. There were giant mountains in the distance and a beautiful lake at his feet. It was such a beautiful place, and he felt like he had found his new home.

Jerrod stayed for a few weeks, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and the beauty of the landscape. He never would have guessed that he would find such a beautiful place so deep in the desert.

Eventually, Jerrod had to head back home, but he felt like he had left something behind. He was sure that he would see the portal again, and he would come back to visit.