My story occurs in the near future after a nuclear holocaust, the human population is reduced to mere thousands spread out all over the world.
A mysterious disease seems to infect the survivors of the apocalypse, people suddenly turn into ghouls and cannibalize one another.
As time goes by people get suspicious of each other and arm themselves with lethal weapons and improvised traps, my question is will loneliest loneliness inevitably set in as hope withers by the hours and is it fatal?
Basically nearly all forms of communication ceased after the war and outside at ground zero, the thick ashen smog will burn any exposed skin in minutes.
Unless people hid in a well built underground shelter or bunker with adequate supplies of clean water, preserved food and stock piles of oxygen cylinders then they are as good as dead.
But I wondered what if the thing that kills people isn't the aforementioned basic needs but something else completely.