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

John had always been an inquisitive man. He loved to explore new places and learn about the unknown. So when he discovered a portal in his backyard one day, he knew he had to explore it.

As he stepped through, he was transported to a different world. He saw bizarre creatures and magic beyond his wildest imaginings. It was all so fascinating and John couldn’t help but stay and explore every inch of this new place.

Eventually, he realized that he needed to return home. But even when he tried to leave, the portal wouldn’t let him go. He was stuck in this new world and he didn’t know how to get back home.

But John wasn’t discouraged. He knew there must be a way to return home and he was determined to find it. Luckily, he was simply patient and waited for the right opportunity to arise.

Finally, after many frustrating hours, John discovered a way back home. He was grateful that he had finally found his way back and was able to share his new discovery with his friends and family.