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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)
We slept in what had once been the mausoleum. —From The Cryptmaid's Tale (sequel to The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood) Submitted by Keith Arsenault, Seller Of Fine Printed And Bound Matter
On an exceptionally cold evening early in July a middle-aged man was released from the Siberian prison in which he'd lodged the last fourteen years and walked quickly, with no hesitation, past S bridge and toward his girlfriend Sonya's garret in K Place. —From Crime and Punishment and Parole (sequel to Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky) Submitted by Greg Jones, Philadelphia
Dark walls frowned on either side of the water flowing into the basin next to the chair that Fang sat in, mouth agape as the dentist examined his newly whitened fangs. —From White Fang Sees the Dentist (sequel to White Fang by Jack London) Submitted by Jean Burke
In the decade of the present century preceding its teens, and in the late evening, there drove up to the great Vegas dance club a large limousine, driven by a muscular man in a well-tailored suit, and two very inebriated women stepped out, visibly absent of underclothing. —From People, Us, and In Touch: The Tabloids Weigh In (sequel to Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray) Submitted by Karen Gooen
I knew I had seen her face years ago, as if in a dream, a cherub I once loved, but this nubile was not Lolita; it was her daughter. —From Run, Lolita, Run (sequel to Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov) Submitted by Antonio Fasciano, New York
Well, here I am. —From As I Lay Dead (sequel to As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner) Submitted by Angi Campbell, Writer, Washington