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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)
As Roebuck Ramsden opens the morning's letters in his study, he realizes the house has become very quiet—too quiet. —From Man, Superman, Alien and Predator (sequel to Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw) Submitted by Norman Szabo, Taiwan, ROC
Not everything happens for a reason; sometimes it just is what it is. —From The Totally Random and Without Purpose Driven Life (sequel to The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren) Submitted by Francine Phillips, Writer
Ennis Del Mar finally decided to let go of the two shirts hanging in his closet when suddenly, outside his trailer, Marty McFly had landed in a gust of dust from the year 2050. —From Brokeback to the Future (sequel to Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx) Submitted by Martin Masadao, Makati, Philippines
"Missus Kurtz, I do." —From Two Hearts of Darkness Beat As One: Marlow's Wedding (sequel to Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad) Submitted by Angi Campbell, Writer, Washington
It's summer now and I'm going back to visit Papa; don't worry about me, I'm not smoking dope. —From The Shanty Revisited (sequel to The Shack by William P. Young) Submitted by Carmel Westerman, Southwest United States
My frustration for Leopold's tool was satisfied by a porn site that kept me masturbating for hours in bed as this sentence runs for the next 300 pages of thoughts ... —From Molly Bloom in Cyberspace (sequel to Ulysses by James Joyce) Submitted by Peter Licursi, New York City