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

It was a warm summer day, and the man was out for a walk. As he passed by a park, he saw something strange. There was a large, ornate gate that had been damaged, and beyond it he could see a beautiful, wide-open field. Curiosity got the best of him, and he walked through the gate.

As he stepped through, he felt a strange warmth envelop him. He saw a beautiful forest before him, and beyond that was a vast, open plain. He couldn’t believe his eyes – he had walked into a magical portal!

He decided to wander around for a while, and soon he came across a beautiful castle. He went inside, and found himself in a huge, luxurious room. There was a throne in the center, and on it was a beautiful woman.

The woman looked at the man, and then she smiled. She said, “Welcome, my friend. I am the Queen of this land. What is your name?”

The man was surprised – he had never seen anything so beautiful in his life. He said, “I am John, and thank you for allowing me to visit your land.”

The Queen smiled and said, “You are welcome, John. I hope you enjoy your time here.”