EDGE Columnists » Battleground D.C.

Based in Washington, D.C., Michael K. Lavers has appeared in the New York Times, BBC, WNYC, Huffington Post, Village Voice, Advocate and other mainstream and LGBT media outlets. He is an unapologetic political junkie who thoroughly enjoys living inside the Beltway.
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Jurassic Donut

| By Kilian Melloy | Aug 31
Feeling hungry for a new tourist destination -- or a sugary snack? There's a place you can feed those hungers... and see a side of nature you'll never forget...

The Woodsmen

| By Kilian Melloy | Aug 24
Picture, if you will, a group of men living a hardscrabble life in the wilderness: Men who rely on each other intimately for survival, because they only barely escaped extinction a century earlier. Among such men, alienation can get you killed...

The Law of the Action

| By Kilian Melloy | Aug 17
At the end of a long and happy life, Tamaz Donauri has one final wish: To hear the Truth. But is he asking for more than he wants to know?

Chicken Soup for Your Two Souls

| By Kilian Melloy | Aug 10
For a young two-spirit in New Mexico, the thought of being gay is terrifying -- until he goes to a traditional healer for help. But the cure she has in store for him isn't the one he's hoping for...

The Householder

| By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3
Once upon a time men thought that the stay-at-home spouse was silly and incapable of anything but cooking and cleaning. Meet Gregor. He's got a lesson to teach all chauvinist pigs: Don't mess with the householder!

The Commuter

| By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27
Atnos Gasparyan is your typical executive with a suburban home and a happy husband in the kitchen. It's 1947, and there's a chicken in their pot. But these happy days are built on a secret: Gasparyan works in the city... in the year 2210.

Restless Spirit

| By Kilian Melloy | Jul 20
A house in upheaval; a dark undercurrent; sex and secrets; what better place for a poltergeist to rear its spectral head?

Banker's Dozen

| By Kilian Melloy | Jul 13
This week's far-flung fable examines a common fantasy -- and the unintended consequences when, impossibly, it comes true. If you're not careful, a wish can become a curse... or a re-curse.

Firelight

| By Kilian Melloy | Jul 6
A ruined world; a lonely hunter; a lost young man. In this week's story, the cold of a depleted future is warmed by things eternal and intangible.

Howdy, Stranger

| By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29
Mr. Street has a problem, and so does everyone else... because the world they know turns on one thing only: His sustained interest. Mr. Street's reality is starting to slip from its sleepy half-light, and toward the darkness of oblivion.

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