You're probably not going to like what I have to say, but I am trying to help.
There is a huge difference between writing a story . . . and writing commercial fiction.
To have a chance in this contest, you have to write the kind of stories that would sell to professional-level science fiction and fantasy publications. That is, professional-quality commercial fiction.
From the opening paragraph of your stories:
Fortune had favored Stede Bonnet with a black beard that filled his young, twenty-one-year-old jowls to brimming. ...
The Weaver walked right in sight of the town and no one noticed. None of the folk there had actually seen a Weaver before, not even in one of those high-priced pictures from city books, the ones made for little girls. ...
... None could hear her then and had there been a one to hear her, she may have been mistaken for a nymph in heat.
In each of the three stories, you have the equivalent of Rod Serling walking onstage to tell stuff to the audience.
In other words, you're telling the reader about the story . . . instead of just presenting the story.
Each story is an instant rejection in the first paragraph. Sorry.
(Note that I am not connected to the contest. But I do have a bit of experience assessing story submissions.)
For each story, pick a POV (point of view) character. And then, present the story from that POV character's perspective.
Portray what the POV character sees and hears (along with any other sensory input is relevant), and occasionally share with the reader what that character thinks. And also important, put the reader into that character's emotional space.
And get rid of everything where the author intrudes into the story and impersonates Rod Serling telling stuff to the audience.
P.S. You put this post in the "Story Critique Exchange" area. What are you offering in exchange for the feedback you get.