"Bad Dreams" (Centrala 2021) is a collection of bitter stories about the desire to get away from tiresome reality. Nine characters portrayed by Janek Koza, shivering like the author's line, struggle with frustrating work, boredom, failed relationships, or the nightmare of insomnia. Trying to change their fate, they immerse themselves in dreams and reach their small moments of fulfillment, which illuminate the darkness of the gloomy polish daily life. However, making them come true leaves the characters in stagnation and loneliness. With his naturalistic approach, Koza outlines an image of problems and desires, grimaces, and raptures of the cross-section of our society, from twenty-something to fifty-year-olds. One cannot know if their bad dream begins when they put their head on a pillow or when they open their eyes after night delusions. Janek Koza looks on those that we turn our eyes from, so we'll stop deceiving ourselves that we're any different from them.