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

Greg had always been fascinated by the mysterious world beyond our own. So when he stumbled upon a portal one day, he knew he had to explore it.

As soon as he stepped through, he was transported to an amazing new world. He saw huge forests, glittering lakes, and towering mountains. It was everything he’d ever hoped for.

But as he wandered the landscape, he started to notice strange things. The trees were different sizes, the clouds were a different color, and the sunlight seemed to be coming from strange directions.

It didn’t take long for Greg to realize that this wasn’t just another ordinary portal. This was some kind of magical place.

He was just beginning to understand the scope of his discovery when he heard a loud noise. It sounded like someone was coming closer, and Greg didn’t want to be found.

He quickly deposited his bag of belongings in a nearby tree, then made his escape through the portal. As he disappeared into the magical world, he couldn’t help but smile. It was all looking up now.