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Image source: Graham Walsh

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Name of planet: unknown. Ship destroyed. No signs of life. Twin moons: one bone white, the other blood coloured.

Image source: Jo Ley

Soundtrack E.P. by Liam of sunshinemachine.org
“ Microspores are tiny 140 character stories first developed on www.twitter.com/jeffnoon . I have chosen fifty such spores, reworked them a little, and brought them to this more permanent space. If you feel inspired by any of the pieces, please feel free to add your own illustrations, comments, music or videos. Send material to microspores@metamorphiction.com for processing, listing your name and the number of the microspore in question.
— Jeff Noon - 2012

 ”Jeff Noon can do things with 140 characters that most of us are hard pushed to do with 140,000 words.” - Phillip Reeve

Name of planet: unknown. Ship destroyed. No signs of life. Twin moons: one bone white, the other blood coloured.

Name of planet: unknown. Ship destroyed. No signs of life. Twin moons: one bone white, the other blood coloured.

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18.

The plastic doll prowls the city. She’s looking for the tin soldier who has stolen one of her eyes. And two of her fingers. And her heart.

image source: Jo Ley

Microspore Soundtrack by Afterwish

44.

By the Zeno Clock it’s half past 7, half past half past 7, half past half past half past 7, half past half past half past half past 7…

image source: Derek McFee

45.

Any resemblance to actual persons living, dead, machine-made, amplified, accessorised, vapour-cast or distributed as elements in a hive mind is entirely coincidental.
Microspore Soundtrack by Afterwish

01.

Alice cracked the seedpod open, releasing spores. She wanted to see them drift away, take root, blossom, be gathered up, sniffed at, tasted, trampled on, or smoked. 

image source:Corey Holms

Microspore Soundtrack by lextrical.com

02.

This is a customer service announcement. Can NO meet YES at the front desk. Thank you. 

Microspore Soundtrack by lextrical.com

03.

Electric Angels are recharging their halos at the petrol station, plugging themselves in. Their images burn up pixels on the security monitors. 

image source:Jo Ley

Microspore Soundtrack by lextrical.com
Microspore Soundtrack by Afterwish

04.

Ian had himself decorated with a snake tattoo whilst taking acid. Drug and ink mingled. The creature crawled up his arm, towards his face, one inch a day. 

Microspore Soundtrack by lextrical.com

image source: @littleappleseed

05.

The machine consists of just twenty-six components and eleven linking devices: abcde fghij klmno pqrst uvwxyz ,;:?!()-“”. Press HERE to operate.

image source: Derek McFee

Microspore Soundtrack by lextrical.com
Microspore Soundtrack by Afterwish

06.

Robot tongue for sale, only one owner. 10GB, speaks 17 languages. Can sing, tell stories and crack jokes. Slight problem with poetry mode: button sticky. 

image source: juliea.joules

Microspore Soundtrack by lextrical.com

07.

They have placed Eros under three months quarantine. Contamination is feared. His arrows are being tested for all known poisons. 

image source: Sara Abbott

Microspore Soundtrack by lextrical.com

image source: @littleappleseed

All text copyright Jeff Noon, 2012. Images copyright the individual artists, 2012.