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