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

Frank had always been an inquisitive person, so when he discovered a portal in the backyard one day, he couldn’t help but explore. He was smitten at first sight of the glowing blue light that led to whatever lay on the other side.

He stepped through the portal and found himself in a vast, exotic landscape. He raced toward the light, eager to find out what waited for him. As he got closer, he realized that the light was coming from a beautiful palace surrounded by a sparkling lake.

Frank stopped in his tracks and stared in amazement at the magnificent palace. He could feel the magic emanating from it, and he knew that this was something special. He had found his new home.