Prompt: Write a short story about a man who discovers a magical portal
Response: that takes him to a world of elves

Paul was always a bit of a skeptic, so when he found a mysterious portal that led to a world of elves, he was hesitant to believe it. But as he stepped through, he found himself in a wonderland of green trees and sparkling streams.

Paul was quickly drawn in by the elves’ friendly greetings and their sparkling conversation. He soon found himself spending all his free time in this enchanted world, forgetting all about his troubles back home.

One day, Paul happened to visit the elven capital city. As he stepped through the portal there, he was astounded to find himself in the midst of a grand procession. He soon realized that he was witnessing the annual royal coronation ceremony.

Paul was thoroughly impressed by the elves’ majesty and beauty. He was even more enchanted when he saw Princess Celeste walk down the aisle on the arm of her prince. It was a moment that forever changed Paul’s view of elves, and he vowed to always keep an open mind when it came to this strange and wonderful people.