So Many Things Happened Last Night

by Matthew Mahaney

I started to forget the idea I had about the plastic city. A city made entirely of plastic. I forgot what I was going to call it, which meant that I also forgot what the people living there would be called. I couldn’t remember whether it would be land-locked or on the ocean. I even forgot the things I hadn’t decided on yet, like how many people it would hold. Whether the animals would stay away, and if not, where they would sleep.


Matthew Mahaney is currently in the MFA program at The University of Alabama, and editor of the online magazine Double Shiny.