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

Carl was walking through the forest, doing his usual routine of hiking and exploring. As he was walking, he noticed a strange light in the distance. Curiosity got the better of him, so he took a closer look.Sure enough, there was a portal just beyond the light. Carl stepped through the portal, and when he came back out, he found himself in a new world.This new world was full of mystery and magic. Carl found himself in a world of fairies, elves, and other magical creatures.He quickly became friends with the creatures, and they taught him about their world. Carl soon discovered that he had a talent for magic, and he decided to use his powers to help the creatures in his new world. In the end, Carl returned the world he had found to the way it was before, but he will always remember his magical journey.