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

It was a typical day, just like any other. But for one man, it would be nothing short of a magical experience. After spending the morning working in his office, he grabbed a quick bite to eat before heading out for his usual Friday night hike. As he reached a clearing in the forest, he saw it: a portal. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary – he had seen them before – but something about this one seemed different.

Curiosity got the better of him, and he stepped through the portal. He was instantly transported to a different world. It was an breathtaking sight, with tall mountains and deep valleys. He wandered around for a while, taking it all in, before he finally decided to head back home.

When he arrived back in his own world, he could still feel the excitement and wonder that he had felt when he first stumbled upon the portal. He was sure that there was something special about this place, and he wanted to go back and explore it further. He had always been able to appreciate beauty in nature, but now he felt like he had found his new love.