Prompt: Write a short story about a man who discovers a magical portal
Response: that transports him to another world

It was early morning when I first noticed the portal. It was an unusual spot, hidden in the corner of a closet in my apartment. I’d been trying to figure out how to get to it for months, but I never could. Finally, I decided to take a look.

When I opened the door, I was transported to a beautiful, fantasy world. I could see castles, mountains, and rivers stretching out before me. Amazed, I stepped through the portal and found myself in a forest.

I walked for hours, not knowing where I was going. Eventually, I came to a large palace. As I got closer, I could see that it was stained with blood. I walked up to the door and it opened automatically. I stepped inside and found myself in the throne room of the king.

I could see the king sitting on his throne, surrounded by his advisors. As I got closer, I could see that the king was covered in blood. I stepped forward, but before I could say anything, the king died in my arms.

I was devastated. I had discovered the kingdom was in danger and I had failed to save it. I was about to leave when I heard a voice behind me.

“You are not alone.”