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

Jake found the portal while exploring the forest outside of his small town. He was just minding his own business, looking for an old tree to climb, when he saw something shimmering in the undergrowth. When he got closer, he saw that it was a portal. He stepped through and found himself in a different world.

Jake was excited to explore the new world. He found a river and dipped his toes in. He was so excited that he didn’t even notice when a snake slither past him. Jake explored the forest around the portal and discovered a hidden cave. Inside the cave, he found a treasure chest filled with gold and jewels. Jake was so excited that he ran back through the portal and back to his own world.