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Chuck, Burgundy’s other guy friend

Part of Pupola’s 5 Day Visit of Never One’s Characters

Pupola: Today, I’m going to interview—

Chuck: I’m Burgundy’s best guy friend not the other guy friend. Just making that clear.

Pupola: Okay. I’m glad you’re here. Didn’t know if a slice of tiramisu would work.

Chuck: It’s a good trade.

Pupola: What is the meaning of life?

Chuck: Live it.

Pupola: For many others, there’s more to the question.

Chuck: Meh.

Pupola: You said ‘meh’.

Chuck: Meh.

Pupola: Fine. Which number 3 or 5?

Chuck: 13.

Pupola: *makes a face* Ugh. Swimming pool or beach.

Chuck: Beach Party! Wooo!

Pupola: I like that. Can I come?

Chuck: No adults.

Pupola: Meh. *laughs* Here comes the difficult questions.

Chuck: Sure.

Pupola: *clears throats* Tell me an embarrassing moment?

Chuck: Taking a bribe to eat tiramisu for an interview.

Pupola: Hey! You said that was a good trade.

Chuck: Still doesn’t make it less embarrassing.

Pupola: Moving on…What deep secret you are holding like for someone? Those are the juiciest ones.

Chuck: *just stares at the wall in front of him*

Pupola: You could say ‘no comment’.

Chuck: I wouldn’t be much of a good person if I say that.

Pupola: Fine. This is more pointed at you. You were pretty adamant about being Burgundy’s best guy friend. Do you have more than a friend feeling? Possibly romantic?

Chuck: What! *stands abruptly from his seat and then sits back down* There’s Sss—never mind.

Pupola: Who’s S?

Chuck: No comment. I’m done. *walks out and leaves*

Pupola: Oops, looks like I hit a nerve. Sorry for the short end of the interview. Till Thursday.




Never One





Pupola was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her mother is Shayla S. Ali and father is Dr. Ashraf Ali. Her first year was spent in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) campus in teachers' quarters. She immigrated to USA with her parents when she was two years old. Her parents moved around quite a bit within continental USA. She has been writing since childhood. Pupola completed her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from University of Washington in Seattle. She and her husband lived in Norman, Oklahoma from 2010 to 2014. They now live in Seattle area with their baby boy Ethan. She recently published her YA sci-fi novel, "Never One" and two prior collections of poetry books: "Random Chemicals and Snotty Love Poems" and "A Mindful Wilderness".

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