Rainbow Snippets: A Excerpt from “Darling Proktiphallus”

His seed book cover

This week for Rainbow Snippets, I’m sharing again from “Darling Proktiphallus,” which appears in the new Lethe Press anthology His Seed: An Arboretum of Gay Erotica. In “Darling Proktiphallus” we follow JD, a horticulturalist whose fascination with a unique garden plant goes beyond the intellectual.

Rainbow Snippets is a meme 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. Sometimes the excerpts are a little longer like mine will be today, and that’s okay too. After all, the rainbow flag can have more than six stripes.

This snippet picks up right where last week’s fell off. In it, we’re introduced to JD’s sometime-lover, who works with him at their city’s public garden. We also meet a couple of the toys JD enjoys when he doesn’t have a lover. (Yup, there are sex toys in this snippet. You have been warned.)

Robert, the conservatory director, shared JD’s love for early mornings. JD knew this because they had an ongoing flirtation that occasionally devolved into sex and a sleepover. They both said they didn’t need a relationship; Robert traveled too much for anything steady. He was always busy with conferences or expeditionary trips, passionate about acquiring the best possible collection for his glass-enclosed acre of tropical rainforest smack in the middle of the Upper Midwest.

Sleeping with another person could be a lot of work. So unless JD was desperate to feel a tongue on his nipple or strong thighs wrapped around his waist, he made do with butt plugs and a Fleshlight.

Which was why his ass was a little sore as he crouched in the rose garden one February, pruning out dead canes. A new vibrating butt plug had come in the mail and he’d enjoyed it too much.

Have a great rest of your weekend, and make sure to enjoy everything just the right amount.

Check out where to buy His Seed: An Arboretum of Gay Erotica so that next weekend’s plans can involve reading it under the speckled canopy of a sturdy oak. JD would approve.



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14 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets: A Excerpt from “Darling Proktiphallus””

  1. I love this. I like the occasionally lovers (and how matter-of-fact/not-pining) they are about it. And I love how direct everything is about the sex toys. I can’t really describe my exact feelings about it, but it feels refreshing and honest, not just there for hotness (though it is that too).


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