A small, smiling elf greeted them as the door closed. “Welcome, Sammy and Maddie!” it exclaimed. “I’m Tony.”
“Where we at?” asked Sammy.
“A great place! Always warm, plenty of food, lots of toys. It’s called Otherland. Look around, check it out!”
“How long kin we stay?”
It was wonderful. All manners of delicious food grew on trees, incredible toys waited for them. They were hungry so they ate first then played happily.
Until the fiery monster came.
Maddie screamed, Sammy grabbed her hand and raced back the way they’d come.
The door was gone. Flames licked out.