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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)
Flying monkeys are quite expensive to keep, so I came up with the idea of Flying Monkey Poo Mulch, never expecting to make millions. —From Monkey Poo Mulch Made Me a Millionaire, by the Wicked Witch of the West (sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) Submitted by Marisha Childress, Kennel Gal, Brentwood, TN
The times were back to normal. —From The Continuing Tale of the Same Two Cities (sequel to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens) Submitted by Joe Coglianese, Oak Park, IL
Once notorious as the "Cannibal Isles," Fiji is now the colorful crossroads of the South Pacific. —From Moon Fiji (sequel to Moon Fiji by David Stanley) Submitted by David Stanley, Guidebook Writer, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Max wanted to jump on the table and growl at his wife and kids, but he didn't. —From Too Tame (sequel to Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak) Submitted by Robin Dennis, Flower Mound, TX
Call me Ishmael. —From A Million More Little Pieces (sequel to A Million Little Pieces by James Frey) Submitted by Rob Kutner
Another day did indeed dawn for Scarlett. —From the sequel to Gone With The wind by Margaret Mitchell Submitted by R. Honey