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

Jeff stared at the doorway in disbelief. He had always been a skeptic, and he had never believed in magic. But there it was, a doorway to another world, just waiting for him to explore it. He had always been a curious person, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to find out for himself what was behind the storybook legend. He stepped forward, and suddenly he was transported to a new world.

He was surrounded by beautiful flowers and butterflies, and the sun was shining down brightly. To his surprise, he found that he was able to fly with the help of his wings. He flew over the countryside, marveling at the fresh green fields and the vast forests. He found a stream and sat down to enjoy the refreshing water.

He was so lost in his new world that he didn’t even hear the sound of footsteps until it was too late. He turned around to see a group of monsters rushing towards him, their eyes filled with hunger and malice. He was unarmed and defenseless against their attacks, and he knew he was about to die.

But then, just as the monsters were about to inflict their deadly wounds, he noticed a portal rising up in front of him. It was like a door out of this world, and he knew that he had only seconds to take advantage of it. He flew through the portal, and seconds later he collapsed onto the grass outside, panting and gasping for breath.

It had been a close call, but he had made it out alive. Now he was even more determined to find out more about this mysterious portal and the world beyond it.