Rainbow Snippets: Six Sentences from “Darling Proktiphallus”

The Rainbow Snippets meme is a fun project for sharing excerpts from your own or others’ stories about queer/LGBTQIA characters. The goal is to share six sentences or lines—one for each stripe on the rainbow flag.

This week I’m sharing an excerpt from “Darling Proktiphallus,” an erotic short story about a professional horticulturalist who develops a fascination with one of the newest specimens to join his public garden’s plant collection. It’s part of the new anthology His Seed: An Arboretum of Gay Erotica from Lethe Press, which features homoerotic stories of men and the plants they love. I’m tickled by the reviews that have been coming in, most of them along the lines of this one from an Amazon reviewer: “This is without a doubt one of the most original and well-written gay erotic anthologies I’ve read in a long time.”

Who knew plant-based erotica could be so good?

Here’s a snippet from the beginning of “Darling Proktiphallus” that describes protagonist JD’s lackadaisical attitude toward partnered sex:

Sometimes when he was particularly horny, he hit the bars looking for a one night stand. If he wore a fitted tank top and tight jeans that hugged the curves of his ass, it wasn’t too hard to find one.

But he didn’t do that often. He didn’t like late nights or loud music. Like the plants he cared for, he preferred to wake up with the sun. When morning’s first rays hit his window, his eyes opened like flower petals and he turned toward the warmth, a leaf in search of light.

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Read more about His Seed: An Arboretum of Gay Erotica.

Find more Rainbow Snippets on the Rainbow Snippets Facebook page or by looking for #rainbowsnippets and #rainbowsnippet on twitter. It’s a great way to discover new authors.

And feel to free to browse other story snippets and book reviews I’ve posted on my blog.


17 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets: Six Sentences from “Darling Proktiphallus”

  1. It’s one sexy story. Every time I thought I’d be reading with my legs crossed just a little tighter, I found myself wanting to tell my neighbouring humanity to sod off so I could release myself to the collection and- more to the point – dale’s story

    • Thank you! The cover was designed by Matthew Bright, who’s also my editor for a different Lethe anthology coming out later this year. It’s gorgeous, isn’t it?

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