This is a prompt from that genius Rarasaur http://rarasaur.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/prompts-for-the-promptless-ep-2-the-11th-possibility/
The 11th Possibility is the idea that, regardless of data to the contrary, something unexpected and outside the realm of ordinary thought is always potentially around the corner.
“A coin is flipped 10 times, and in each instance lands on either heads or tails. But even after the normalcy displayed by the first 10 flips, the result of the next flip is still unknown. The coin could turn into a bird and fly away. The coin could land perfectly on its ridged edge. The coin could dissolve upon landing. It could defy gravity and remain stuck in the air. This is the 11th Possibility.”
•Share a picture of something that represents The 11th Possibility to you
•You walk into a dark room and flip the light switch on. Normalcy says that the light turns on. What are some possible 11th Possibilities?
•Consider, develop, or discuss the 11th Possibility in literature or film
•Write a poem about an ordinary scenario turning into something outside the realm of ordinary thought
•Share a story about the reaction that would occur if the 11th Possibility presented itself
•… or make up your own prompt related to the theme!
This is my contribution to the concept. Photo is courtesy of those folks at 9gag.