These two creative non-fiction pieces, "Dreams Away" and "Animal," tell the stories of two different musicians whose paths are intertwined in the journey for a successful band. In "Dreams Away," Jay starts out as an aspiring musician, struggling to break away from his mother's tyrannical hand. He encounters hardships along the way, further enforcing his dream of one day playing alongside his idols. "Animal" continues with the story one of the "idol musicians," from Jay's dream, showing what life is like for those after they make it in the music industry. Addiction gets the better of Adam in "Animal" and he is forced to make the decision between music or giving up.