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

It was a cloudy, overcast day when John discovered the portal. He was walking along a hiking trail in the mountains when he saw something out of the ordinary. He looked closer and realized that the ground was definitely not solid. He stepped through the hole and found himself in another world.

John was instantly enchanted by the beautiful landscape. He walked for hours, exploring the different areas of this new world. One day, he came across a small town. He was curious about it so he approached the nearest building. To his surprise, the door was open!

Inside, John saw that the town was actually a haunted house. He was scared at first but then he realized that he could use this opportunity to learn more about this new world. He began to explore the different rooms and learned a lot about the history of the town and the magical portal.

John eventually became friends with the ghosts of the town. He even helped them solve some of the mysteries that had been haunting them for years. John was amazed at the power of the magic portal and the possibility of travelling to new and exciting worlds.