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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)
Her refusal to shake hands was humiliating, but it was her screaming departure that made something within me snap—a new and fiercer and more literate Gonga emerged. —From The Return of the Gorilla (sequel to Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor) Submitted by Art Schneider, Frankfort, MI
It was the worst of times, it was the best of times ... —From the sequel to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Submitted by Elizabeth Schwebel-Wind
I deserve that Neru, I should have thought of that sooner, but now it's too late, the world is going to end, Nian said sadly, the dragons came to the last. —From Ever The Twain, Too! (sequel to Ever The Twain by Anne McCaffrey) Submitted by John Bishop, Jr.
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect; with earnestness and great vigor he gave a sigh of relief knowing that finally he could begin the career he always wanted: pest and insect control. —From Kafka's Guide to Entomology (sequel to The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka) Submitted by Rachel Aubrey, Grad Student
When no one thinks that something's wrong, then it must be okay we hold on to the conventional, even to this day so these thoughts may be too radical even to be hinted if it weren't for self-publishing, they never would get printed! —From Paine's Sane Brain Refrain (sequel to Common Sense by Thomas Paine) Submitted by Anonymous
73X7 m3h 15HM3al —From m08Y d1CK 11 (The L33T edition) (sequel to Moby Dick by Herman Melville) Submitted by Frank Laycock