Ebony decided that it was too quiet, and so she started the music. Everything came to life and seem to work with the musical beat, including her workers. Even the usually slow to move Bob nodded his head. Everything seemed to happen with music. It was almost magical to see the effect that a simple beat had on an ordinary, if boring, work day.
She had to smile as it all ran faster. It almost seemed that she was using her whip less.
This was how the ancient Egyptians started to use the beat of the drum to motivate workers.
Written for miniature writing challenge