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

Steven had always been a little bit curious about the world beyond his small town. So when he found a magical portal one day, he took a chance and stepped through.

At first, everything was just as he’d imagined it would be. But then he started to notice strange things happening all around him. People were disappearing without a trace, houses were being damaged by undirected energy, and the sky was turning dark.

Steven knew he had to find a way to close the portal before it destroyed everything. But the more he tried, the worse things got. Finally, he realized he had to go to the source of the portal to find out how to fix it.

On the verge of defeat, he stepped through the portal once more. This time, when he arrived, he found himself in the middle of a battle between good and evil.

Thankfully, Steven was able to use his magical abilities to help win the battle. And once the portal was closed, everything returned to normal.

Though he never forgot his adventure through the portal, Steven was glad he had found a way to stop the damage it was causing before it was too late.