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

Howard was always a curious man. He loved nothing more than exploring abandoned buildings and exploring the Outer Banks of North Carolina. One day, while exploring an old abandoned warehouse, Howard discovered a mysterious portal. It wasn’t until he stepped through that he realized how strange and magical his new home was. In this new world, Howard found himself in a land of lush green vegetation and sparkling blue lakes. He was also the only human in this world, which made him feel very isolated. But despite the strangeness of his new home, Howard was happy to be found.