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

Timothy had always been interested in the supernatural, so when he stumbled upon a portal to another world, he was ecstatic. He stepped through and found himself in a remote corner of an exotic kingdom. There was no sign of life, but the portal was active and Timothy could sense that he was in the presence of powerful magic.

He wandered around for hours, exploring the curious landscape and amazed by the magical gifts he could find. He came across a beautiful waterfall and decided to drink from it. As he did, he felt a jolt and a strange warmth spread through him. When he looked down, he saw that his hands had turned into claws.

Now thoroughly terrified, Timothy ran back through the portal and called for help. He was quickly ushered into a hospital where he was diagnosed with an acute case of temporal lobe epilepsy. But even after his seizure subsided, Timothy could never shake the eerie feeling that he had encountered something magical.