Joe Zito


Since 2011 Joe Zito has written numerous works of dark fiction. His debut novel, The Garage, was released in 2014. Joe is an avid reader, musician, coffee lover and music junkie. Joe resides in scenic south central Indiana with his wife and three children and a Boston rat terrier named Dude.

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Twitter: @joe74zito

Where to buy in print


Dark Things
Price: Free! Words: 13,500. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Despair, desolation, depravity and darkness. These are the dark things that comprise Joe Zito's second story collection, featuring eight works of short fiction and bleak vignettes. They are short but not sweet. As a bonus, this collection features the super-sized pulp horror vignette, Leather Jacket, White Shorts.
Now Comes the Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 26,520. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
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Once I was a terrified girl controlled by the deviant actions of my aunt, too afraid to tell anyone what was going on in that little white farmhouse in 1935, the year of Black Sunday. Some nights I still dream of her creeping up the stairs and into my room. I still dream of the blood. And the darkness. Now Comes the Darkness - Edited by Erin Sweet Al - Mehairi
The Diary of Father Drake
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Father Drake died trying to save a young boy from the vice like grip of satanic possession. What he leaves behind creates more answers than questions. The detective assigned to the case is at a loss of what really happened in a small farmhouse in rural Indiana. But the horrors within the diary of Father Drake will reveal more than the atrocities of a possessed boy.
96 Broken Ave.
Price: Free! Words: 51,990. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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Summer, 1996. A severe thunderstorm is heading towards the small town of Blare, Indiana. A community of hopeless dreamers and broken hearted losers. On the edge of dusk the wind and thunder pick up and the coming of night will bring nightmares to the forefront for a failed musician, a rich kid with suicidal dreams and a thirty something female bartender with a broken past.
Price: Free! Words: 31,450. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
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Johnny Stryker was a rock and roll misfit, fronting his band Johnny and the Roadside Devils at the height of the 1950’s rock and roll explosion. But in the summer of 1959 he found himself sitting alone one night in an empty studio listening to his masterpiece, The Devils Season, battling his demons and hanging on for dear life.
In The Dead of Summer
Price: Free! Words: 42,550. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
On a hot August night in 1977 Ben and his kid sister Emily had their father’s blood on their hands. They had a hard life growing up. Their father’s drinking and abuse had taken its toll on them. Now he was dead. They flee from the scene and are on the run. Hours after the murder they find themselves at a lone diner; scared, haunted and alone. Then they saw the kid with blue hair.
Devil Land
Price: Free! Words: 95,910. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A short story collection ranging from supernatural entities to the grotesque acts of psychotic strippers. Stories include: Sis, The Falls, Bloodshow, Diable Terre, Audrey, The Letter, Sid, The Rock and Roll Massacre of '76, 1313, Ellen Sue goes to hell and many more!
The Garage 2 - Deep In The Corn
Price: Free! Words: 48,790. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
In 1974 a gruesome and shocking murder stunned the small town of Bludenhale, Indiana. Three people were slaughtered in a small garage and the one accused of the atrocity, Angel Larson, was sentenced to life in a mental hospital three counties over. Susan Smith, the mother of the hideously slain Heather Smith, has been secretly visiting her daughter’s killer at the Indiana State Mental Hospital
Black Creek River
Price: Free! Words: 25,350. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Coming of age
Andrea Kimball is a forty one year old successful lawyer with two kids and a loving husband. During a consultation one morning with her clients, a painful memory is triggered upon seeing their deceased daughter's open file on her desk. Her mind drifts back to when she was eighteen when abuse and abandonment were normal and only she and her best friend Ryan knew the secret of black creek river.
Game Night
Price: Free! Words: 22,250. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
It’s almost graduation and eighteen year old Megan has her heart set on moving to California to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. It’s a big leap from the small town of Tiptonia, Indiana where she lives but her mind is set. But before she leaves she and her best friends Liz and Andi decide to have one last blowout party, but it’s not the usual graduation party full of drunken jocks and.....
The Garage
Price: Free! Words: 77,960. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In 1974 the small Indiana town of Bludenhale was turned upside down by a shocking, bloody murder that claimed three lives. The carnage took place in a small white garage, buried deep within a cornfield. The accused was a twenty two year old dark haired beauty by the name of Angel Larson. She claims that she is innocent and in her mind believes there was something in the garage that night.

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