I miss my dead parents’ voices – but I don’t want them talking to me through Alexa

I spent years worried I’d forget her voice (Picture: John Baker)

I dialled the voicemail number again, panic rising in my throat. 

‘Your mailbox is empty!’ the jaunty disembodied voice repeated. 

I’d left it too long. The last voicemail my mum had accidentally left me from her hospital bed had disappeared, deleted after 30…