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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)
Crash! Glass shattered and Scarlett swore as she hurled a plate after Rhett's retreating backside. "Sorry, lady," said the glazier she contacted, "I can't get there today but don't worry, tomorrow is another day." —From Gone with the Window (sequel to Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell) Submitted by Patricia Reesby, New Zealand
It is a sin to blog this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a .txt document no others are to see. —From Anthem.com (sequel to Anthem by Ayn Rand) Submitted by Charles Ringquist, Jr., Connecticut
One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in his bed he had been invented by a claims adjustor from the Worker's Accident Insurance Institute for the Kingdom of Bohemia to explain unconscious fantasies the man had about the body and family relationships based on identifications. —From The Meta-Metamorphosis (sequel to The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka) Submitted by Evan Gregory, Brooklyn
It was 438 minutes before midnight. —From The Even More Curious Incident of the Cat in the Early Evening Time (Just Before Dinner) on Thursday (sequel to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon) Submitted by Sarah Olson, Minneapolis
One morning, as an intrusion of cockroaches awoke anxiously from a collective dream, it discovered that while sleeping it had been transformed into an identical mob of neurotic, banal, and ambition-less Eastern European males. —From Metamorphosis II: This Time, It's Personal (sequel to The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka) Submitted by Angi Campbell, Writer, Washington
"I first met Dean & Deluca not long after my Starbucks and I split up." —From On the Segway (sequel to On the Road by Jack Kerouac) Submitted by Alex F