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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 is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of a good fortune, must be wanted as a wife. —From Seek and Shackle (sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen) Submitted by Wanda Wolfe, Kentucky
Washington, Adams, Jefferson. Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison. —From Chronicles III (sequel to Chronicles I and II (from the Bible) by God) Submitted by Anonymous
Robert Cohn was now a bagger at Pricechopper. —From It Sets, Too (sequel to The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway) Submitted by Peter Mayer, Fiction Writer, New York City
I should've cried at my mother's funeral. —From the sequel to The Stranger by Albert Camus Submitted by Anonymous
Reader, I divorced him. —From Jane Rochester (sequel to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë) Submitted by Gail Gans
Quite frankly, my dear, I did give a damn. —From Came with the Wine (sequel to Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell) Submitted by Mary Lebel, Lansing, MI