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

Tommy had always been a bit of a skeptic. He had a hard time believing in things that he couldn’t see or touch. That is, until he found a strange portal in his back yard.

He had been gardening in the backyard when he found the portal. He had been poking around it when he heard a voice. It was a voice that he had never heard before. The voice said, “Tommy, come through me. I will take you to a wondrous place.”

Tommy didn’t know what to make of it, but he felt a sudden compulsion to follow the voice. He stepped through the portal and found himself in a strange place. There were strange creatures walking around and plants that he had never seen before. It all seemed so wonderful.

The voice called to him again. “Tommy, follow me. I will show you the way to the magical world.”

Tommy didn’t hesitate this time. He followed the voice through the portal and found himself in the magical world. He was surrounded by beautiful creatures and magical places. He never wanted to leave.