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

It was early morning when John woke up from the sound of his daughter’s laughter. He rubbed his eyes and sat up, looking around his room. His daughter was sitting on the floor, her back against the bed, laughing as she played with her dolls.

John got out of bed and crossed the room to where she was sitting. He knelt down next to her and took her dolls away, tucking them underneath the bed.

“What’s so funny?” he asked, looking at her.

“I found this portal in my room,” she told him, pointing to a spot on the floor. “I think it leads to someplace special.”

John got down on his knees and looked under the bed. He could see the dolls where she had hidden them.

“I wonder where it goes,” he said, smiling at his daughter.

“We’ll find out soon enough,” she told him, getting up and heading for the door. “Let’s go find out.”