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

John had always been interested in the paranormal. Ever since he was a kid, he had been entranced by stories of creatures that existed outside of our normal reality. One night, while working on a project, he discovered a mysterious portal. Using a finger, he was able to open the portal and step through. Once he was through, he couldn’t close it. He was trapped in some kind of parallel universe. He couldn’t escape and he didn’t know how to get back home. As he stood there, looking around, he noticed a figure standing in the shadows. It was a woman, tall and beautiful. She looked familiar to him, but he couldn’t figure out why. As the woman approached, he noticed that her eyes were black and soulless. With a malicious smile, she said, “Welcome to my world, John.”