Writing a story? Fiction, but want realism. If someone were swallowed alive, is survival possible, especially with the advanced human mind?

So im writing a story about a guy, Dan, who made some bad choices in life and ends up shrinking to a very tiny size. At the climax he is inadvertently knocked into a glass of iced-tea which his own mother, Joyce, is about to drink. If this senerio actually happened, how much of a chance would Dan have to survive? Any advice on how he may escape? Here's the section...

"(Splash), Dan found himself floating in the iced-tea. Suddenly a large shadow cast over him. Before he could even look up, he saw the blurred shape of his mother's hand wrap around the outside of the glass. The tea sloshed around in the glass gently as she picked it up, but to him, they were title waves. "Woah mom!" He said, hoping she saw him in there. It didn't take long for Dan to realize, she hadn't seen him at all. The liquid in the glass shifted as she tilted the glass at her lips. Dan's heart raced as he saw the tea quickly begin rushing into her mouth. Her throat opened and closed with every gulp. He screamed to his mom over and over as the tea continued to disappear into her body. All he could think to do is, swim down, swim to the bottom of the glass. "She won't drink all of it" he thought to himself. He began swimming in a panic, down down down, he was almost there. He then watched as the bottom of the glass began to pull away, further and further. He swam even harder as he realized the current had him. He swam and swam, but his mom's lips got closer and closer, and the current became stronger and stronger. He watched the outside world pull away as the waves washed him past Joyce's lips. The dark shadows surrounded him from the confinement of her mouth. He rode the rapids that washed over her tongue towards the iced-tea water fall that poured down the back of her throat, vanishing into the dark tunnel of her esophagus. He caught his last glimpse of daylight coming through the crack between her lips as he plunged down the waterfall into darkness."
thanks for the input.


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What Guys Said 1

  • It depends on how much air is inside her. How she reacted to him moving around inside her. How much she ate before. If he started thrashing around he could cause internal injuries.

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What Girls Said 3

  • Stomach acids and enzymes. No air, he'll suffocate after a while, especially if he gets trapped somehow in the mucosal layer

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    • 23d

      Unless he had enough strength to resist the suction of the flow of the iced tea heading into her mouth?

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      Then the problem of being swallowed wouldn't be a problem.

    • 23d

      True! LOL realistically the current flow would overtake him anyway. So yeah I guess you're right, it'd be a point of no return for him.

  • Nice story, but I'm sorry a person would not survive being swallowed I'm pretty sure.

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  • No they would not

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