It doesn’t seem right to go into heavy breathing over this silly phrase. After all, it’s a child’s nursery rhyme:
Wee Willie Winkie
Runs through the town
Upstairs and downstairs
In his nightgown.
The tiresome busybody pokes in where he isn’t invited, telling everybody to lock their doors and put out their lights and go to bed because he thinks it’s time they did.
That isn’t what raises my pulse.
It’s also the title of a Shirley Temple movie, and now we’re coming closer to the point. First, though, I have to say Shirley’s army poem from that film:
Honor the Queen
And keep clean.
Cracks me up, for some reason.
And now we come to the part where my pupils dilate. Wee Willie Winkie also stars Cesar Romero. Children, long before he was Joker on the Adam West campy Batman show, he was … how shall I put this delicately … hot.
WRITING PROMPT: Give a character a crush on an entertainer of a bygone time. What comes of it?