There is cohesion among the activities of David S. Warren , a former tinytowntimes.com atmospheric scientist, Olive the Weather Hen, and death by lightning strike. The following notes explain but a little of this triadic congruence:
Tiny Town Satellite of Aurora – The parallels are just too striking.
In this year alone, two people were killed by a lightning strike while they were "Covering Chickens" under a tree. The deaths occurred in June in the City of Opp in Alabama. You can find the names, dates and some detail by referring to the handy-dandy guide we co-opted from government sources.
To date, 22 people have died after being hit by the extremely sharp, jagged edges of thunderbolts hurled by Thor, a burly Afro-Cumulus Nimbi whose anvil-topped peaks resemble the fine fades acquired by Spike Lee back in the day when he threatened to sue the European Union for refusing to declare Thor was a black man, possibly of Ethiopian heritage.
Pictured along with our database and map: Davey Weathercock, attempting a modern Benjamin Franklin experiment using only his nose and forearms with which he clutched the most sensitive atmospherical data-collecting device Weathercock ever had the good accident to add to his explorations and recreations of climatic events that are still viewed on feeble bandwidths across The Great Divide.
That would be: Olive, the Weather Hen.
Here you see the extreme sport of attracting lightning via means of a "covering" a chicken, outside Weathercock's elaborate National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administrative station.
The human remains alive, fowl tempter of Fates that he is. But Weathercock's experiments with covering chickens outside of his home under a tree during electrical storms ultimately led to the death of Olive, the Weather Hen.
Upon her beak can here be seen the numerous attempts by Thor to ruffle Olive's feathers. She was a rare-bird, a descendant of the Plymouth Rock Barred species, but by accident part Jinn and capable of producing human children, from eggs.
This untold piece of our tale remains a secret. However, we do know that Weathercock was not fond of child-rearing outside of matrimony and he made his nuptials with Olive in a secret ceremony in 2012.
– C. Penbroke Handy, future correspondent now