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

It was a typical day at the harbor, with the waves crashing against the docks and the smell of salt in the air. Jack was walking down the pier, when he found something strange. There seemed to be a small hole in the ground, about the size of a door. He walked over to it, and saw a bright light shining from inside. Curiosity got the best of him, so he stepped through the portal.

He found himself in a strange place. There were statues of men and women all around him, and he could see a bright light in the distance. He started walking towards the light, and as he got closer, he could see that it was a portal. He stepped through it, and found himself in a beautiful garden.

He started walking through the garden, and soon he came to a small pond. He heard a voice calling his name, and he turned around to see a woman. She was tall and thin, with long blond hair. She smiled at him, and said, “Welcome to my garden, Jack.”