Below is a list of all characters mentioned and/or highlighted thus far in Tiny Life.
Jed Jr. is the main subject of our story. He is not the hero, anti-hero, pop-culture icon, everyman, or savior. His dad messed him up pretty good, but he has an inkling of something greater than his upbringing. He has several friends and yet always feels alone. He is a stick-figure in a world of flesh and often intends to change that. In “l(a”, Jed has a fear of being alone. In “left”, we see why.
Jed Sr. is a complicated man. In “left” we see that he’s an alcoholic, he’s somewhat abusive, and he’s all-but-useless when it comes to raising his son. However, in “l(a”, it seems that most people have a different view of Jed’s father. He wasn’t always like this. In fact, many believe him to be much more sainted than he seemed. Jed Sr. died before the events in “l(a”.
Jared Richards seems to be a non sequitur. He appears in “left” at a seemingly random point and says cryptic things. This is what’s known about him: he’s a failing speech-writer and policy-maker for some governor, he sees his own future, and he knows that in about a decade, Jed Jr. will kill him.