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

Howard was a bit of a skeptic, but he had to admit that he was curious about the mysterious portal that his friend had been talking about for months. He finally convinced his friend to take him to see it for himself, and they approached the opening carefully.

As they stepped through, Howard found himself in a strange and magical land. He was astonished by the beauty of the scene before him, and the sense of joy that came over him was palpable. He felt as though he had finally discovered a piece of his own hidden potential.