Frankie Caracciolo

Frankie Caracciolo is a freelance writer living in Queens. A native New Yorker, his work has appeared in Pitchfork, VICE, Maekan and Thrillist. You can find him on Twitter (@Frank_Ignazio) although he's probably better on Instagram (@f_i_c). And, yes, he does not know how to drive.

JUNE NONFICTION: Have You Ever Seen an Electric Torch?

Truthfully, Grandpa saw things neither I nor my brother could see.

Grandpa is in the hospital because of bowel obstruction and he also needs dialysis now. He’s okay but in a lot of pain and discomfort. Just keep him in your prayers
- 8:49 p.m. Saturday, November 4th

This means, I learn later when I call my mom, that he's having respiratory problems and his vitals aren't great. This makes the doctors nervous to operate on the obstruction — a medical term that is in itself dispiriting.

Grandpa is not doing well. I am going Home on Wednesday
- 12:34 p.m. Monday, November 6th