I decided to name the main character Fin, thus no poll.. sorry.
Fin is 26 years old and was aspiring to release an underground newsletter that encompassed issues with the city, the state, the government, entertainment, philosophy, and general life. He had written several months worth, but was never granted publishing rights or printing access.
Fin was not completely invisible to his fellow peers. He had a great following, almost an army of people who had read and discussed certain issues with him. Fin's army had a notorious reputation as the 'dirty hippies,' and most of the upper class folk avoided their pamphlets, music, and 'live art.'
This 'live art' entailed hundreds of people appearing to be dead by various faults of the government. Most of them lie in the middle of parks, streets, shopping malls, and any public venue. Their faces were painted white and a sign was propped behind each one divulging how they died. This particular art was featured in the newspaper several times, and the mayor had plans to manifest a bill which prohibited any mass activity without the city's permission. But the bill was never passed because the mayor was vaporized like most of the citizens. Post-war left millions of people lain dead in various locations, but no signs propped behind them.
Fin survived the blast by the means of a train that just happened to stop while traveling underground, and above ground nothing hit this particular spot. This happened with most of the trains that remained underground, but there were several that were hit no matter which ground they stood. This is how most of the people survived, and most of this population were amongst the short list of hobos, bohemians, lowlifes, and strippers.
Three bombs were activated, and three bombs destroyed three different cities in three different states. The city where Fin resides had been annihilated at exactly 2:45am. This explains why most of the passengers on the subway had been the only people who didn't have a 8-5 job the next morning.
Fin survived the blast by the means of having his own division of the train, and he along with 2 other people were riding the Q-65 to Main Street. Fortunately for Fin, the other two people riding were engaging in a knife fight, and when the blast propelled the train against the tunnel wall, the two stabbed each other in the head. Alas, Fin was alone and thus begins his search for survivors, food, sex, and a little inspiration.