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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)
On Easter Monday, Caddy came home for a surprise visit but Quentin was already gone. —From A Woman Scorned Sounds Furious (sequel to The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner) Submitted by Lissa Staley, Book Evangelist, Topeka And Shawnee County Public Library
The newspaper ad read: foster homes needed for 1,000 homeless flying monkeys due to loss of caretaker. —From The Witch Is Dead (sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) Submitted by Marsha Childress, Brentwood, TN
The letter started, "Due to new regulations enacted by the Ministry of Magic, Hogwarts has decided to extend its curriculum— students will now need to attend an eighth year." —From Harry Potter and the Rose of Destiny (sequel to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling) Submitted by Md. Ehteshamul Haque, Washington, DC
"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
After, Peeta whispered, "So, it's an integer that has no integral factor but itself and 1. Real or not real?" I tell him, "Real." —From The Prime Number Games (sequel to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) Submitted by A.G. Henley, YA Author
We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the ayurvedic cleansing began to take effect. —From Love and Inner Tranquility in Las Vegas: A Healing Spiritual Return to the Heart of the American Dream (sequel to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson) Submitted by Norman Szabo, Taiwan, ROC