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Two Girls, Fat and Thin is the story of fat Dorothy and thin Justine.
At fifteen, I discovered Raymond Carver in a book of short stories that two friends of my parents kindly let me lift from their house in the middle of a car trip. Carver writes wonderfully about empathy.
This is - as you might guess - the story of The Princess and the Pea, but told from the point of view of the pea, who, in this telling, makes a crucial intervention so that things come out right.