>E.L. James’s soft-porn hit has inspired plenty of tongue-in-cheek imitators. Three worth a look:

Fifty Sheds of Grey

by C.T. Grey

Racy doings in all manner of outbuildings: “From that first encounter I was hooked—I just couldn’t get enough of sheds and mowers. Or S&M for short.”

Fifty Shades of Louisa May

by L M Anonymous

“Though it might shock some, I am well acquainted with the workings of man’s nether regions.” Alcott unbuttoned.

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey

by Fanny Merkin

Will all those shames—among them shopping at Wal-Mart and having a way with interior decorating—doom Earl and Anna’s love?

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