There once was a horse whose name was Johnny. Johnny was just a normal horse, but he had bigger aspirations than any of his fellow steeds. Every night he would wander out into the wide open plains that he called his home and gaze into the sky. There he would see the space zebras, galloping through space. From Draco Dwarf to Andromeda, they saw it all. Johnny dreamed of one day becoming a space zebra, but he knew it was a possible. He was born a horse, and he would die a horse. For his whole life he dreamed of one day journeying through the universe. And a dream it would always remain.
One day, however, Johnny became tired of dreaming. He had to take action. There must be something he could do to live out his fantasy of being a space zebra! One day, Johnny ventured to the local witch doctor. He begged the witch doctor to turn him into a space zebra.
"Fine," said the witch doctor. "I will turn you into a space zebra. But first, have a drink with me."
When the witch doctor poured Johnny a drink, Johnny began to feel like something wasn’t right. The witch doctor had slipped Johnny a horse roofie. Johnny was out in seconds flat.
When Johnny woke up he had a bit of a headache, but besides that, everything seemed normal. That is, until, he looked in the witch doctor’s mirror.
"You did it, you did it!" Johnny was ecstatic, his dream had finally come true. With no delay, he jumped into the sky. That great horizon swallowed him whole. He was finally a part of the space zebras.
Everything was going swimmingly as Johnny flew from across outer space, but one day the space zebras accidentally flew into an asteroid belt. All of the asteroids began to pelt Johnny everywhere. To his great surprise, he saw that his stripes were coming off! Oh no, it turns out all the witch doctor did was paint white stripes on the already black Johnny when he was passed out from the horse roofie!
Johnny had never been more embarrassed. He knew for sure the space zebras wouldn’t want to have anything to do with him once they found out he was an imposter.
"Go ahead, ditch me. I know you all hate me. It’s obvious that I lied. I’m just a regular old horse!"
The space zebras looked at each other in silence and then all at once burst into laughter.
"Johnny, don’t be silly!" said the leader space zebra. "Over the past few months you’ve been with us, we’ve all grown to love you! We don’t care if you look like us or not, what matters is what you are on the inside!"
Johnny couldn’t believe his ears. The space zebras accepted him for who he was! Johnny could hardly contain his excitement. He then lead the space zebras in a wild galavant through the Milky Way. All was well. All was well.