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

jack had always been fascinated by the idea of magic. No matter how many times he was told that it didn’t exist, the wizard in him couldn’t help but search for evidence to the contrary. One day, while browsing the internet, he stumbled upon a website that claimed to possess a magical portal. Excited by the prospect of finally discovering the truth about magic, jack decided to travel to the site’s location.

Upon arriving, jack was greeted by an old man who told him that he would have to pay a fee in order to enter the portal. Despite his reservations, jack agreed and handed over the money. Once he was inside, the old man disappeared and jack was left on an unknown island.

As he explored the island, jack began to notices strange things happening. Objects would disappear or reappear out of nowhere, and strange creatures would appear out of the woodlands. Jack was starting to get scared, but he was also drawn to the magic that was emanating from the portal.

Eventually, jack made it to the portal’s destination: a magical world. There, he met a group of people who claimed to be descendants of the ancient wizards. Jack was amazed by their knowledge and power, and he decided to stay with them and learn more about magic.