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Some inspiration to get you started:
See, I was right. —From Das Kapital 2 (sequel to Das Kapital by Karl Marx)
HappyMeals are all alike; each unhappy meal is unhappy in its own way. —From Anna McKarenina (sequel to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy)
Bob Marley was dead, to begin with. —From Kwanzaa Tunes (sequel to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
All animals are equal, except those with swine flu. —From Mexican Animal Farm (sequel to Animal Farm by George Orwell)
Holden Caulfield, divorced and with custody of his son, wished his teenager would just do his homework and stop mouthing off to him. —From The Catcher In the Rye: Reality Bites (sequel to The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger) Submitted by Jeremy Wagner, Struggling Novelist, Waukegan, IL
So, that happened. —From the sequel to The Bible by God (?) Submitted by Jennifer Klein, Long Island, NY
The newspaper ad read: foster homes needed for 1,000 homeless flying monkeys due to loss of caretaker. —From The Witch Is Dead (sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) Submitted by Marsha Childress, Brentwood, TN
Quite frankly Scarlett, I can't help myself. I do give a damn. While you are selfish, spoiled and high-maintenance, I cannot live my life without you. —From The Wind Shifts Direction (sequel to Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell) Submitted by Anonymous
Although the Coeur d'Alene rez had seen lawsuits before, nothing quite prepared folks for the arrival that day of two Armani-clad personal injury attorneys. —From The Lone Ranger and Tonto Litigate (sequel to The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie) Submitted by Pam Martin, Customer Service Supervisor, Jackson, TN
Well, working men of the world, you united, and judging from what happened in China and Russia, I would say that maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all. —From The Communist Rescinding (sequel to The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx) Submitted by Dena Kronfeld, New York City