at waht point did i realize i'd been being friends with a liar. a manipulator.

i don't know for certain.

there were always hints at, but i wanted to believe.

he'd used my own words against me often, but i'm not that bright.

but when i sent an email saying it didn't seem he had any use for me anymore and several days later he shot back the same claptrap, i wasn stunned.

surely an expert manipulator could come up with a better ploy.

ah, but the truth is, there's no need to fool me anymore.

i am not just used, but have been used up.