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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)
Having been recently obliged to renounce that pinnacle of fashion that was my Alpine hat, it was with visibly furrowed brow that I entered the Drones club one afternoon, the characteristic (and in certain circles much admired) brio all but missing from my step. —From Great Scott, Jeeves (sequel to Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse) Submitted by Alessandra Bastagli
Although tomorrow had indeed proven to be another day, it wasn't quite the day Scarlett had hoped it would be when she awoke to find herself alone, in her familiar bed at Tara, the smell of waffles and grits clinging to her nostrils, as she began to wonder which of the portieres were the prettiest to make a new dress from to re-entice her hunky husband—aka Mr. Rhett Butler—back into her life. —From Bringing It All Back Home (sequel to Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell) Submitted by Julie Hayes, St. Louis
Life is but a dream for the undead. —From The Zombie (sequel to The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe) Submitted by Alexzandria Bell, Digital Artist/Fashion Illustrator
"Call me Ishmael" "and call me Moby" "... and call me Sanchez" "Three Guys Private Eyes! ... best damn gun-slinging gumshoes in the city of Los Angeles ... Olé!!" —From the sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Melville Submitted by Anonymous
April is the cruellest month, especially around the 15th. —From The Waste Land: USA Edition (sequel to The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot) Submitted by Peter Mayer, Fiction Writer, New York City
Revenge is de-lightful, it's de-licious, it's de-lovely! —From The De-Lovely Bones (sequel to The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold) Submitted by Martin Masadao, Makati, Philippines