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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)
"I said, no cameras!" —From Lapse in Judgment (sequel to Beneath the Surface by Michael Phelps) Submitted by Anonymous
"Is this ... really happening? ..." —From Harry Potter: The Return (sequel to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling) Submitted by Michael Coates
I was wrong. It seems I do give a damn after all! —From The Wind Done Gone (sequel to Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell) Submitted by Jamieson Wolf, Writer
I knew I had seen her face years ago, as if in a dream, a cherub I once loved, but this nubile was not Lolita; it was her daughter. —From Run, Lolita, Run (sequel to Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov) Submitted by Antonio Fasciano, New York
The great fish moved silently through the night water, hoping to get some fiber in its diet. —From Jaws: Deep Constipation (sequel to Jaws by Peter Benchley) Submitted by Jeremy Wagner, Struggling Novelist, Waukegan, IL
Though the island had been cleared of the Japanese, could the near weekly disappearance of a GI and the occasional discovery of furball-like deposits in the forest mean that an even more wily enemy remained? —From The Thin Red Lion (sequel to The Thin Red Line by James Jones) Submitted by Ned Coates, Cogan Station, PA