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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)
Howard Roark laughed. He'd known all along that no "collective of architects," no "group think" would create workable plans to rebuild in the footprint of the World Trade Towers. Now they had come to him. —From The Roarkscaper (sequel to The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand) Submitted by M.J. Rose, Author/Marketer, Connecticut
After being borne back ceaselessly into the past for some time, we washed ashore on a mysterious island. Something was amiss. Then the Tyrannosaurus began to howl. —From The Greater Gatsby (sequel to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald) Submitted by Chris Wilson
As I was walking the grounds, Mrs. Dean found me again and remembered another story she thought I'd like. —From Mrs. Dean Keeps Talking (sequel to Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë) Submitted by Anonymous
Could someone please pick up that stepladder and help me down from this fan? —From Such People in It (sequel to Brave New World by Aldous Huxley) Submitted by Bruce Greenwood, Tahmoor, Australia
Military tribunals have long been a tradition in the United States... —From A Propensity to Cope (sequel to The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama) Submitted by S Brinkley
Even then, more than a year earlier, there were neurons in her head, not far from her ears, that were being strangled to death too quietly for her to hear them. —From An Intimate Portrait of Alzheimers (sequel to Still Alice by Lisa Genova) Submitted by Rachel Pollak