The long plotline made my brain hurt, because I couldn't figure out what was "reality". I woke up, untangled what parts were real and what were just dream, and jotted down quick notes on my short story. And then I woke up again and realized that a lot of the long plotline parts that I'd thought were reality were, in fact, dream. Argh.
Luckily I was able to remember the short story (again) and jot down notes on it (again). So maybe I'll write it later.