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

Jared had always been a bit of a skeptic. He grew up in a house where science was king, and his father was a scientist himself. Jared had always been skeptical of the things that he couldn’t understand, and even more skeptical of the things that he didn’t believe in. That was until he found the portal.

Jared was doing some work in his backyard one day, digging up some roots that had grown over the ground. He’d been doing this for months, trying to find a way to get to the other side of the yard. Suddenly, he heard a noise. He looked up and saw a portal opening in the sky.

He was skeptical at first, but he decided to go inside. It was dark and he didn’t know how to get out. Suddenly, a light appeared and a voice said, “Follow the light.”

Jared did as he was told and found himself in a magical world. He saw beautiful flowers and trees all around him. He was amazed by the beauty of the place and decided to stay.

Eventually, Jared found out that he could visit this world any time he wanted. He never forgot the kindness that the voice had shown him, and he always tried to do something nice for the people in the world. It was a magical place that he never wanted to leave.