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

Stan was a down-to-earth guy who worked in an office all day. He would have never guessed that one day, he would stumble across a portal that would lead him on an incredible journey.

When Stan found the portal, he was amazed. On the other side was a world full of fantastical creatures and extraordinary places. There was a waterfall that flowed down a mountainside, a castle made of glass, and a valley filled with brightly coloured flowers.

Stan couldn’t help but explore his new world. He would walk for hours, taking in all the sights and sounds. He was truly fascinated by what he had found.

One day, Stan happened to wander into a forest. He had never seen trees like these before. They were tall and slender, with branches that stretched up into the sky. Stan felt a sense of peace and serenity in the forest.

He was about to leave when he heard a voice calling his name. He turned to see a beautiful woman standing in the shadows. She had long, flowing hair and eyes as blue as the sky.

“Hello, stranger,” she said. “I’ve been watching you all day. I think you’re special.”

Stan was curious, so he asked her to explain what she meant. The woman told him that he had found his true purpose in life. He was meant to journey along the path that he had discovered, and discover new things about himself and the world around him.

Stan was touched by the woman’s words. Now that he knew his true mission, he was determined to fulfil it. He would continue to explore the portal, and learn as much as he could about the strange and wonderful world that awaited him.