I challenge you. (in 2012)
Let's all read some original fairy tales. (original being the keyword there)
And then (if you're a writer) write your own short story based on those fairy tales.
Or just a blog post if you wish.
I'm planning three fairy tales sprinkled throughout the year. One month to read each in February, June, and October. Then the month after on the 1st, post your story or blog post (March, July, and November).
I have chosen three of my favorites, but how can I say that when I haven't actually read the originals you say? (Exactly why I'm proposing this challenge.)
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
Cinderella by Charles Perrault
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Blog which fairy tales you'll read and post your link in the widget below. I can't wait to see which ones you guys come up with!