Moirae – Mehreen Ahmed

Written in a stream-of-consciousness technique and embedded in dream allegory, Moirae depicts human predicament exploring notions of fate and religion. Set on a fantasy land on a planet with two moons, called the Lost Winds, this story is about human oppression under a tyrannical regime which calls itself democratic. Much like our planet earth, people flee to seek protection in a place called Draviland, a long way away from the Lost Winds. Dramas pertaining to such human conditions often appear in the main character’s lucid dreams and knitted in pink honeycomb pattern. This metaphor is used to construe self-organized behaviour among men, herding as they try to escape from persecution.