My novella, In 1974, was one of six winners of Griffith Review’s novella competition, Storied Lives, 2017. The story is based on a real-life event in which a government school teacher sexually abused all the girls in his fifth and sixth grade class. The story interrogates the Royal Commission into Institutionalized Child Abuse’s practice of focusing on whether responsible parties took the matter to the police by demonstrating that in 1974, in similar circumstances, no one even thought of the possibility of going to the police. My story poses the possibility that this expectation is an a-historical construct, an anachronism. Published in GR 58.