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

The day started like any other. I woke up, made breakfast, and then sat down at my computer to work. I was just about to finish up my work when I noticed a strange light in the corner of my eye. I turned to look, and to my amazement, there was a portal open in my office!

I stepped through, and the next thing I knew, I was standing in a magical forest. The trees and the underbrush were all alive with color and life. I walked for hours, exploring every nook and cranny of the forest. I was so lost in my exploration that I didn’t realize I was being followed until I felt a hand touch my shoulder. I turned to see a short, stocky woman standing next to me.

“Welcome to my forest,” she said. “I’m glad you discovered my portal. It’s been lost for a long time, and I’m glad someone has finally found it.”

I thanked her, and then she led me back to the portal. I stepped through, and then woke up from my dream. I couldn’t believe I had just found a magical portal in my office!