The Lane of Unusual Traders is a shared world experiment from Tiny Owl Workshop. I happened upon this fascinating project a few days ago. The idea is that each writer adds detail to the world, building and shaping it. One beautifully written descriptive piece starts off the collaboration giving minimal detail: a few places, a few hints of history and geography, a few races of beings. After that, the writers will create something that fits and enhances the world. Unlike many shared worlds, this one is not all planned out and invitation only. I love the chance and adventure that creates.
I’ve read all the stories that have been published so far and I am intrigued. I want to participate. There are only a few days until the deadline for phase 2, which is not much time, but I hope to manage it. If not, I will be submitting something for phase 3.