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

Joe had always been interested in the world of the supernatural, ever since he first heard of the existence of witches and wizards. One day, while browsing the internet, he came across a website that claimed to have a magical portal to another world. Excited by the prospect, Joe decided to take the bait and travel to the other side.

When he arrived, the portal brought him directly to a magical land. There, he met a group of elves who explained to him that he had arrived in their realm by accident. Joe was disappointed by this information but didn’t let it stop him from enjoying his time in the magical world.

One day, while exploring the land, Joe came across a large, glowing tree. Suspicious, he approached it cautiously, only to be startled by a group of fairies who flew out from the trunk. After introductions were made, the fairies explained that they were the guardians of the tree and asked Joe to stay away from it.

Although Joe was intrigued by the tree, he decided to listen to the fairies and avoided it from then on. Over time, Joe learned a lot about the elves and their culture. He also became good friends with the fairies, who always welcomed him with open arms.

Eventually, Joe decided it was time to return to our world. He arrived back at the portal, but this time, he didn’t hesitate to step through. When he arrived back in our world, he couldn’t believe his eyes. He was back in his apartment, sitting on the couch, just like normal.

Although the trip to the other side was interesting and exhilarating, Joe was glad to have finally returned home.