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

Jeffrey had always been fascinated by the idea of magic. He had seen many movies and TV shows about people who could do things like conjure up snakes out of thin air or teleport across continents. So when he was let into a secret room in the library at school, Jeffrey was ecstatic. There was a hidden cabinet in the back of the room, and inside, Jeffrey found a portal that led to a magical world.

There were creatures and beings in this world that Jeffrey had never imagine existed. They were amazing, and Jeffrey quickly fell in love with them. He spent hours exploring the strange and wondrous places that the portal took him.

One day, Jeffrey decided to stay longer in this world than he had before. He was getting tired of going back and forth between the mundane world and this magical one. He was getting confused about which was which.

As Jeffrey was walking through the portal, he realized that he had left his phone and wallet back in the library. Panicked, he tried to go back through the portal, but it was closed. He was stranded in this magical world without any way to get back home.

Now Jeffrey is stranded in this world, and he doesn’t know how to get back home. He is lost and alone in this strange and wondrous land.