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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)
Boo Radley saved my life when I was a child, and thirty years later, I finally found a way to repay him. —From The Mockingbird Also Rises (sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee) Submitted by Jana Seely
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic car dealership. —From the sequel to The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Submitted by Anonymous
Life is not so simple; get over it. —From The Obvious (sequel to The Secret by Rhonda Byrne) Submitted by Seth Chalmer, New York City
They thought it would be "Happily Ever After." —From Cinderella II: The Reckoning (sequel to Cinderella by Traditional) Submitted by Anonymous
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of a good fortune and a wife, should have paid his lawyer to draft a prenup before he married. —From Proud, Prejudiced, and Single Again (sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) Submitted by Rachel Sullivan
In the end, Man had discovered electricity and antibiotics, which gave him the capacity to dispense endless harm and endless good. —From Bible: The Sequel (sequel to The Bible by God's scribes) Submitted by Marilyn Blumer, Freelance Writer, Anchorage, AK, And Bartlesville, OK