Under the ruse of a movie shoot, a mysterious and well-organized cabal released these luminous cubes into the air above Prospect Park a few weeks ago. Vaguely evocative of the park's blinking fireflies, the cubes produced a pleasantly alluring psychological effect to attract dozens of curious bystanders.
The cubes began to advance northward, towards downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan beyond. But to what diabolical purpose? Perhaps they are behind the inexplicable fad of bottled water from Fiji.
In this last photograph (completely undoctored), a cube glows brightly as it prepares to suck in a cyclist. I made haste to arrange my own escape before I could document or witness the gruesome outcome.