Unfortunately, I never found a source for that short story, or an author. A quick search on the web turned up nothing. But my own "Princess and the P" came out of that inspiration.
And that's today's writing challenge for you. Have some fun with words! Choose a fairy tale or fable and choose a letter of the alphabet - and write! Keep the Thesaurus nearby (a dictionary is also helpful. Just keep it open to your particular letter and work in as many words using that letter as you can) and enjoy the mental and linguistic gymnastics you're about to put yourself through. If you're very brave, share your fable/fairy tale in the comments below.
If you're enjoying these workshops, feel free to make a contribution. Those who do will get a free copy of the book these will become. :)