Prompt: Write a short story about a man who discovers a magical portal
Response: to another world

Jeffrey’s summer vacation was coming to an end, and he was excited to finally return to work. His desk at the insurance company was always too quiet, and he was looking forward to some new challenges. As he was walking home from the local grocery store, Jeffrey stumbled across a strange portal. He didn’t know how it had appeared, but there it was, between two tall weeds. Curiosity got the better of him, and he stepped through the portal.

He found himself in a strange, colorful world. In the distance, Jeffrey could see a huge castle, and floating above it was a beautiful gem. Jeffrey didn’t know how to get back home, but he felt like he should explore this new world a little more. As he walked closer to the castle, Suddenly, an giant horned dragon appeared. It was so big, Jeffrey thought he might die if he tried to fight it. But then a magic spell was cast, and the dragon disappeared.

Jeffrey was amazed by the magic he had just seen. He knew he had to find more of this magic to return home. He began to explore the castle, and found hidden doors and treasure chests. As he was sifting through a pile of gold coins, he heard a voice from behind him. It was a girl, and she said she would help Jeffrey get back home if he would marry her. Jeffrey was confused, but he agreed to marry her.

They walked back through the portal together, and Jeffrey was so glad to be back home. He hugged his wife and told her how much he loved her. They had both experienced a remarkable adventure, and they were both happy to have returned safely.