This is fiction as it should be.
She oughter do something about the Sing. She oughter do something about One-Eyed Jack’s. But if she took one of them on, the other would have the valley to itself; and she wasn’t certain she had the strength to fight them both, what with keeping one eye on I-79 every minute of the day.
Read the rest at Strange Horizons Fiction: One-Eyed Jack’s, by Tracy Canfield. And then go have a look at Tracey’s blog, Alien Tongues.