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

My name is John and I’m a normal man. I work a 9-5 job, go to classes at night, and do everything I’m supposed to do. That is, until I stumble across a portal that leads to a magical world.

As soon as I step through, I know this is something special. The colors are brighter, the air smells sweeter, and the people are kind and welcoming. I have never felt so alive.

I spend the whole day exploring my new world and spending time with the people there. I even meet a girl named Sarah who I fall in love with.

Everything seems perfect until I realize that I can’t leave. I’m trapped in this world with Sarah and the others. I can’t wait to experience everything this world has to offer, but I can’t do it without leaving my old life behind.