The Portal by Allan James Grund
Approx. 14,350 words.
Published on November 2, 2011.
When nine year old Isobel squeezes through a hole in an old burned out pine tree stump, she enters a parallel world and cannot return through the portal until she makes a difference in that parallel world. Though Isobel imagines that making a difference in the parallel world must involve something of great significance, quite the opposite is true: all she has to do is pick up one piece of paper...