I love using writing prompts as starting points for stories and poems. I've found I also like making up new writing prompts that I may or may not use myself. Then I thought I might as well share them. Today I saw an elderly man wearing argyle socks. Then I saw a woman wearing bright yellow ankle socks. So here's the first prompt:
Write a piece that includes a sock or pair of socks. Maybe a character could collect socks or obsessively notice what kind of socks people wear or iron his/her socks after washing and then put them away in a drawer with dividers or the socks have magical properties or the individual lost socks from dryers all over the city band together to terrorize dogs and small children.