Stages 6, 7, and 8 involve young adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood, respectively.
Locally, he was still dealing with the stigma of the Poe plot.
Riley began submitting his poems to more prominent literary magazines, including , but was informed that although it showed promise, his work was still short of the standards required for use in their publications.
Part two is about these characters 27 years later as adults, with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids.
He developed a close friendship with his landlords, the Nickum and Holstein families.
He traveled with the act, composing poetry and performing at the shows.