The Princess and the Pea Bed Story

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen, 1865


Re-Interpreted by Dee Dee Eustace, 2015


There was once a prince and he wanted a princess, a true Princess. He travelled the world sleeping on sheets throughout the most luxurious hotels. He was tired and worn out never finding a real princess he returned home distraught.


One evening the weather channel was actually correct a storm of category 5 hit the kingdom keeping all the emergency crews busy. A young woman of great beauty had her electric chariot almost drown she wandered to the Penthouse of the Ruler without incidence as the security was bearing down the hatches. This direct door access found a soaked woman in the foyer of Royalty.


“I am a princess and I humbly beg your hospitality” she spoke. The Queen was wise and indiscreet: “She went into the bedroom, took all the bed clothes off and laid a pea on the bedstead: then she took twenty mattresses and piled them on top of the pea, and then twenty feather beds on top of the mattresses. This was where the princess was to sleep that night. In the morning they asked her how she slept.”


I am bruised and exhausted even though the featherbeds and mattresses were stacked high in this 15 foot ceiling lavish suites I could not sleep while lying on something so hard. My physical sensitivity is my royal identity I can only sleep when I am surrounded by pure joy of elegant softness.


All at once they all knew that this young woman was the real deal while her beauty would increase daily as she surrounded herself in love and perfect cotton with a timeless detailed hemstitch. Everyone deserves to be a real princess with delicate skin. The prince took her to be his wife as he had found his true princess; he commanded all sheets in the kingdom to satisfy the princess so everyone would have the sleep perfection.


Now this is a true story.