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

Martin found the portal early one morning when he was walking his dog. It was a small, inconspicuous opening in the ground, and he had no idea what it could be. He thought it might be worth exploring later, after he got home.

He entered the portal, and was soon transported into a strange, otherworldly world. He found himself in front of a large palace, filled with beautiful, glowing flowers. The sun shone brightly down on him, and the atmosphere was ethereal and peaceful.

As he wandered around the palace, he began to notice strange symbols appearing on the walls. He knew they had to be important, so he studied them carefully. After a while, he realized he was being watched.

He turned to see a group of beautiful women standing behind him, their eyes glowing brightly. They began to speak in a strange language, and although he couldn’t understand them, he could sense their excitement.

The women invited him to come inside the palace, and he was hesitant at first. But then he realized that he could leave if he wanted to, and he didn’t want to miss anything. So he followed them inside.

He soon found himself in a large, brightly lit room. There was a large throne at the center, and standing next to it was a beautiful woman. She looked so familiar, but he couldn’t place her.

The woman introduced herself as the Queen of the palace, and she asked Martin if he would be her husband. He was surprised, but pleased. He agreed to be her husband, and they exchanged marriage vows.

The Queen then presented Martin with a beautiful necklace, and told him that it would bring him great happiness. He thanked her and put it on. Immediately, he felt a warm, fuzzy feeling inside him.

The Queen then took him by the hand and led him to the throne. She seated him on it, and placed her hand on his chest. Suddenly, the portal closed behind them, and Martin was trapped in the palace forever.