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

Rick felt a sense of excitement when he found the hole in the fence. It had been there for weeks, ignored by the other kids in his neighborhood. He was the only one who could see it. It was like a secret, and Rick was determined to find out what was behind it.

The closer he got, the more excited he became. Finally, he was able to peer inside and see the bright light. He stepped through and found himself in a completely new world. He was surrounded by trees and flowers, and he felt a sense of peace and happiness.

Rick soon discovered that this world was home to a group of magical creatures. He was honoured to meet them and to be accepted into their society. Rick was able to explore this new world for days, and he never wanted to leave.

One day, Rick happened to stumble upon a portal that led back to his world. He wasn’t sure what to expect, but he was excited to see how his friends were doing. When he returned, he found that everything had changed. The war was over, and his neighborhood was unrecognizable.

But Rick was still happy. He had made new friends in the magical world, and he was grateful for the adventure he’d experienced. He knew that he would always remember the time he spent in the portal, and he would always be grateful for the magical gift that had led him there.