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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)
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
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a prenuptial agreement. —From Pride and Prejudice: Pemberly, Community Property (sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) Submitted by Caitlin Fitzpatrick
The seller of stocks arrived just before the storm. —From Something Wicked This Way Goes: Will and Jim Take On Wall Street (sequel to Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury) Submitted by Anonymous
Sing, O Muse, of the lamentations of faithful Penelope as she thought of her distant husband, who had been gone again for nearly a year—and she'd only sent him out to buy milk. —From The Grocerodyssey (sequel to The Odyssey by Homer) Submitted by Emma Joyce
Eve lay in the alley half conscious as he continued to beat on her. —From Continuation in Death (sequel to Promises in Death by J. D. Robb) Submitted by Marian Lanouette
Darlene wanted a big rack in the worst way, yet, no matter how often she called out D-cups from the Universe she woke every morning with the same sorry chicken-cutlet breasts and the creeping realization that The Secret was a simply a well-crafted lie. —From Trailer for Sale or Rent: Boob Job for 50 cents (sequel to The Secret by Rhonda Bryne) Submitted by Karen Spears Zacharias, Author, Oregon