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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)
Tyler gets me a job as a massage therapist, after that Tyler's pushing a mini-quiche in my mouth and saying, the first step to making up is you have to cry. —From Fight Club 2: Making Up (sequel to Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk) Submitted by Scott Armstrong
I'm with you wherever you go In my heart there is an angel singing a new and different song, piercing the harsh light of the night sky I take the long walk across my own America, with my head dancing in clouds, no fear of the future, no one to watch you coming through the sunlight in the distance of another dream of endless flight —From Wherever You Go (sequel to Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg) Submitted by David Wilk
Billy Pilgrim was dead, to begin with. —From Slaughterhouse Christmas Carol (sequel to Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut) Submitted by Phil Freed, Massachusetts
"My oh my" thought Molly waking up naked and happy the following morning. "Eventually, some really good sex!" —From the sequel to Ulysses by James Joyce Submitted by Alessandra Bava, Rome
"Hello? Yes, this is Cthulhu ..." —From Call of Cthulhu: The Chilling Death of a Telemarketer (sequel to Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft) Submitted by Craig Ludlow
It is a truth universally acknowledged that every wealthy wife must be in want of a pool boy. —From Real Housewives of Hertfordshire (sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) Submitted by Jesse Feldman