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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)
It was about midnight, when something unexpected happened. A strange feeling of burning on the forehead, though not of Harry's.......... —From The Scar Burns Again (sequel to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling) Submitted by Maria Khawer
Tom the builder's decendent Angela watched the BBC coverage of Princess Diana walking in front of Kingbridge Priory; she wondered how many feet had trodden this historic ground before. —From Latitudes of Time (sequel to A New Earth / World Without End by Ken Follet) Submitted by Susan Hinkle, Bookstore Owner, Elizabeth City, NC
Lizzy the Lion is tired of being the only responsible hunter in her pride, with her frivolous mother and sisters content to only sun and groom all day and encourage the males on the periphery. —From Pride's Prejudice (sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) Submitted by Julianne Long, Flower Mound, TX
The president was pleased with his new education bill, in which students with good grades would be swept to Heaven in the Rapture, while poor performers would be kept back to repeat a grade and suffer eternal damnation. —From No Child Left Behind (sequel to Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins) Submitted by Larry Hughes, Book Flack At Large
So, after all that, I'm back in therapy. —From Fat, Agnostic, and Single (sequel to Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert) Submitted by Lindsay Goodman, Brooklyn
Perhaps we should have kept that chimp locked up, after all. —From Goodnight, Gorilla: Some Cages Should Remain Locked (sequel to Goodnight, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann) Submitted by Mary Talalay, Contributing Writer, Kiwi Magazine