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

When Tim first spotted the portal, he couldn’t believe his eyes. It looked like a shimmering curtain of blue light, just sitting there in the middle of the forest. He knew it wasn’t natural, and he was determined to find out more.

He walked up to it, and before he knew it, he was stepping through. He didn’t know what he was getting himself into, but he was excited to find out.

He found himself in a beautiful garden, filled with roses and hydrangeas. There was also a fountain, sparkling with diamonds.

As he wandered around, he began to notice strange things happening. The birds started chirping in a strange way, and the flowers began to grow.

He was beginning to think this was all a dream, when he heard a voice calling his name. He turned to see a beautiful woman standing next to the fountain.

She told him her name was Ella, and she offered to show him around the portal. Tim was curious to find out more, so he agreed.

Ella took him to different magical places, including a castle full of gold and jewels. It was all so exciting, and he never dreamt anything like it.

Eventually, he decided he had to go back home. He was nervous about what his parents might think, but he was happy he found the portal. It was still the most amazing thing he’d ever experienced.