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

Jack had always been a curious man. He loved to ask people their secrets, learn about their lives, and explore every nook and cranny of the town he lived in. His curiosity had gotten him into a lot of trouble in the past, but it was also what had drawn him to the local magical portal.

He had never seen anything like it before. It was a large, glowing doorway that led to another world. He had been studying it for hours, trying to figure out how toopen it, when he finally heard someone behind him. He quickly ran away, not wanting to be caught by whoever was behind him.

Later that night, as he lay in bed, he couldn’t help but think about the portal. He kept picturing himself inside, exploring new and exciting worlds. The more he thought about it, the more determined he was to find a way to open it. The next day, he went to the library and started researching magical portals. He was finally able to find the information he was looking for and was ready to try opening the portal himself.

As he walked through the door, he was instantly transported to another world. He was surrounded by strange looking creatures, and it took him a few minutes to figure out how to get back home. He was elated with his discovery, and knew that he would be back to explore this new world again soon.