This was my first time writing for a shared world story, and it was quite a bit of fun. My story, “A Solitary Stair,” is about a free-standing staircase with a possibly mystical past.
The Lane itself is a project being put together by Tiny Owl Workshop, an Australian small press which likes to do unusual things. (They once published stories on throw pillows, for instance.) You can read more about the lane, including a few already-published stories, here: http://thelaneofunusualtraders.com/stage-1/
If you’d like to join me in the lane, a submission window for short stories of 1500-3000 words is open until May 31st. I’ll be hoping to submit something myself, as well!